Guelph Humane Society

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How you can help

Since 1893, the Guelph Humane Society has been providing care and shelter for homeless, stray and abused animals. Each year we serve approximately 3,000 animals in need. We do not receive government funding for the services, existing solely on private funding and public donations.

You can donate in several different ways
On-Line you can donate Online. You can “snail mail" your donation, including a comment regarding which fund you wish to direct the donation towards. You can of course come to the shelter in person! Have a look at who is available for adoption during your visit with us! Our friendly Customer Service staff will be pleased to assist you with your donations and/or questions!
The Guelph Humane Society charitable registration number is 119236305RR0001

Bottle Return Program
You can bring in any wine, beer and spirit containers to the reception area of the Guelph Humane Society. Your participation in our recycling program will generate proceeds that will directly benefit the animals in our community!

We have 2 large paper recycling bins beside the shelter that will accept newspapers, magazines, office/school paper, shredded paper (in bags) and phone books. Donations of any of these things into the Abitibi bins will be a great help to the shelter.

Fundraising can be fun, team building and very rewarding

Host an event

Interested in planning an event for the GHS and donating the proceeds? We’ll help you along the way! First step is to download, print and fill out the Third Party Fundraiser Form and send to

Hosting an event is a great way to support the animal welfare in Guelph.

There are many ways that individuals, businesses or classrooms can assist GHS. Here are some great suggestions:

Ask your guests to bring items off our wish list or to make donations to the animals in lieu of gifts for you!

We would love to be part of your wedding! We can print cards that tell your guests that you made a donation to help the unwanted and homeless animals of your community in lieu of a party favour.

What a great way to honour your parents, grandparents or spouse! Make a donation in their honour, or consider sponsoring a cage!

If you wish to hold your own fundraiser for the Guelph Humane Society, please let us know and we will support you with signage, and information materials. The Guelph Humane society does not endorse door-to-door collection and we cannot guarantee we can support your event with animals or other volunteers. Please contact us to discuss your idea.

Ideas for Kids:

  • Collection Boxes - Ask your classmates to contribute to your cause
  • Caroling
  • Odd jobs for Donation
  • Neighbourhood Fair
  • Read-a- thon
  • Penny Drive
  • Lemonade stand

Ideas for Offices:

  • Bake Sale, Cake Auction
  • Morning Coffee, Pop sales
  • Dress-down or Dress-up
  • Cubicle Decorating
  • Baby picture contest
  • Unwanted gift sale
  • Wish Tree
  • Looney Lines
  • Swear jar / bad habit jar
  • Ice cream social

Ideas for Anyone:

  • Car wash
  • Arts & Crafts Sale
  • Art Auction
  • Game night
  • Fun run
  • Book Sale
  • BBQ
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Cabaret night
  • Fashion Show
  • Garage Sale
  • Plant Sale
  • Paint and sell T-shirts

Our Wish List:

  • Gift cards from any pet store, hardware store, department Store, or gas station>
  • Liver treats (brands such as, Benny Bully’s or equivalent)
  • Soft training treats, especially grain free/chicken free and of higher quality (brands such as Natural Balance, Zuke's or equivalent)
  • Rollover and Natural Balance rolls, especially hypoallergenic types
  • Nylabones, Benebones and long lasting edible chew bones of high quality brands
  • Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)
  • Heating pads with no auto shut off
  • Letter sized envelopes with windows
  • Paper, plain white 8.5”x11”
  • Monetary donation of any amount

Click to Download the Wish List in PDF



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Guelph Humane Society

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Guelph Humane Society
P.O. 684
500 Wellington St, W.
Guelph, ON N1H 6L3

Call the shelter for an after hours emergency number

Hours of Operation
Monday to Wednesday & Friday: 9 - 6
Thursday: 9 - 8
Saturday: 9 - 5
Sunday: 10 - 4
We are closed from 9am-12:30pm on the last Wednesday of each month for shelter staff training

Animal Viewing open
Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 11 - 5:30
Thursday: 11 - 7:30
Saturday: 11 - 4:30
Sunday: 11 - 3:30

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