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Our Vision Statement

A sustainable population of healthy animals supported by a community that cares. 

Our Mission Statement

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

Welcome to the Guelph Humane Society!

The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) has been sheltering and rescuing animals in the Guelph/ Wellington Communities since 1893. Each year the GHS cares for approximately 3000 animals in need. Not only do we provide animal sheltering and adoption services but also provide regular veterinary care and have a progressive spay/ neuter program in place.

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.

Guelph Humane Society welcomes its new
Executive Director Adrienne McBride

McBride The Guelph Humane Society Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Adrienne McBride will begin her new role as Executive Director on December 1, 2014.

Adrienne is a lawyer whose studies focused on her passion, animal welfare. She brings with her a keen understanding of the not-for-profit sector and community partnerships earned through her extensive volunteer engagements. Most recently, Adrienne was a member on the Guelph Humane Society board of directors.

Read more about incoming Executive Director Adrienne McBride.

Adrienne is pictured here with her dogs Kirby and Penny
Photo Credit Kostal Media

Newsletter Cover Our newsletter has been on hiatus for a while, but it's back and  we have lots to share.

Inside 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
Click to see animals waiting to be adopted


2015 Dog tags are now available online


With the snow now falling it's time to pull out the winter dog coats and protect your pup from nose to tail! As always, some dogs need more help with the cold weather than others

Project Dog Foundation

Project Dog Foundation was created to help give the thousands of dogs in shelters across Canada a better life and more comfortable stay within their shelter.  Project Dog Foundation is for people who want to make a difference but are unable to adopt or foster a shelter dog.  Your donations go towards food, toys, blankets, training and medical care - all with the ultimate goal of finding each shelter dog a loving new home!


GHS Shelter Open House December 14, 2014

Purchase you 2015 Dog license online now
New for 2015, cats can be voluntarily registered and receive a unique identification tag

We Recycle!

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Hours of Operation:

Monday- 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

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

 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.