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                                Humane Society


Over a century of caring


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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.


Memo for the Public: Closed for Good Friday 

The Guelph Humane Society will be closed for Good Friday (Friday, April 18th, 2014) but will be open Saturday, April 19th and Monday, April 21st.  For any animal emergencies, please call 519-220-9850. 

Memo for the Public: Canine Parvovirus  

Spring is on its way and with that comes the increased possibility of contracting and transmitting diseases.  Within the Guelph area, there have already been reported cases of canine parvovirus.  This virus is extremely contagious and potentially fatal.  Please click here to read more about symptoms and prevention methods.

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

Now that it gets dark so early, remember to keep your dog safe on walks by using reflecting gear (leashes, collars, vests) so that others can see you and your dog!


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 to Friday - 9am to 6pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm

Dog Viewing Hours:
 Monday to Friday - 11am to 5:30pm
Saturday - 11am to 4:30pm

Cat Viewing Hours:
Monday to Friday - 11am to 5:30pm
Saturday - 11am to 4:30pm

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.