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Guelph Humane Society


Over a century of caring


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2015 Dog Tags are in!

Guelph’s 2015 pet identification program is now available for purchase online

Read more about the new tags

Early Bird rates until February 28, 2015

Tell us what your perfect GHS looks like

The Guelph Humane Society is seeking input from the public on how to improve its shelter and services better serve the community. Read More

Take the survey now

Lola's Story

Lola arrived at the shelter with a matted coat, fleas, and severe dental disease.

With your generous donations to Duke's Fund, Lola received the dental surgery she desperately needed.

Welcome to our new Executive Director

Adrienne McBride began her role as the Executive Director on December 1, 2014.

Find out more about Adrienne here

Junior Humane Club Registration

Registration is open for the Winter session.

This youth program teaches the importance of treating animals humanely. Kids take part in themed crafts and activities and of course the chance to meet animals at the shelter!

Your Donations are Making a Difference

Thanks to the generous support of the Guelph community, we are able to help more than 3000 animals each year.

Donations can be made by calling or visiting the shelter or at CanadaHelps. See more ways to help the shelter.


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Welcome to the Guelph Humane Society

The Guelph Humane Society’s mission is to promote the welfare of all animals and prevent cruelty and suffering.

Donate The Guelph Humane Society is a registered charitable organization; it does not receive any government funding and exists solely on private funding and public donations.

Our newsletter has been on hiatus for a while, but it's back and  we have lots to share. Newsletter CoverInside you will find stories about the Gloria Kovach retirement dinner, our Junior Humane program, and adoptions.

On the cover is Herbie, a 4-year-old Australian Shepherd/Collie mix whose severe leg infection was healed with the help of our generous Duke’s Fund donors.

Click here to view the pdf

Animals waiting to be
See animals waiting to be adopted

Find out more about adoptions


Animal Viewing hours

- 11 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday- 11 am to 5:30 pm
Wednesday- 11 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday- 11 am to 5:30 pm
Friday- 11 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday- 11 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday- Closed

Hours of Operation:

- 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday- 9 am to 6 pm
Wednesday- 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday- 9 am to 6 pm
Friday- 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday- 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday- Closed

Emergency Services

For all inquiries or messages please call 519-824-3091 and leave your name, telephone number, date, time and reason for your call. Every effort will be made to return your call within 24 hours.

In the case of an after hours emergency, please contact the shelter at 519-824-3091 to obtain our after hours emergency number.