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                                Humane Society


Over a century of caring


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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 society delivers a comprehensive Humane Education Program to community schools, to youth groups and clubs as well as right here at the shelter. Visit our "Just For Kids" section for more information.

The GHS enforces the OSPCA Act investigating animal cruelty and care concerns in the Guelph and Wellington County and handles animal related by law enforcement and licensing services in the City of Guelph.

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.


Friends for Life!
                                              Walkathon registration

Register now for the annual Friends for Life! Walkathon
Rain Date - Sunday, October 26, 2014
Pinetree Pet Care Centre, Guelph


Animals waiting to be
Click to see animals waiting to be adopted



The FurBall Gala is a fun costume party with live entertainment and a DJ to dance the night away!

We are officially SOLD OUT of Furball tickets! Looking forward to seeing your costumes!



Rain Date - Walk with Guelph Humane Society on Sunday, October 26 in the
raising money for animals in need, one step at a time.

CLICK HERE or on the logo to sign up and begin fundraising today!


Haloween candy can be fun  for the kids but dangerous for your pets. Chocolate in all forms is toxic to your pets so be sure to keep those tasty treats out of reach!

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!


Dog License 2014. Dog tags for 2014 are now available! See the Dog Tag Page  for more information.

Angel Has Her Wings. Local man writes book about his cat to benefit Guelph Humane Society! Click here for more information!

We Recycle!

Used Electronics - Click Here
Empty Bottles - Click Here

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.