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How to Help

Each year the Guelph Humane Society serves approximately 3,000 animals in need. The Guelph Humane Society does not receive government funding for the services, existing solely on private funding and public donations!

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Constantly Needed Items

We gladly accept any form of donations! There are many things we make great use of here at the Guelph Humane Society.

Items needed for the Spring Season include:

  • Heating pads (no auto shut off) and hot water bottles
  • Royal Canin Cat, Kitten, and Dog food (dry and wet)
  • “Pet Safe” road and sidewalk salt
  • Household items: toilet paper, Kleenex, rubber gloves, etc.
  • Space heaters
  • Slip-leads & EasyWalk Dog Harnesses (assorted sizes)
  • Gift cards from any pet store, hardware store, grocery store, big-box store, or gas station
  • Small-animal toys (for rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.)
  • Small animal water bottles
  • Martin’s Brand small-animal food and timothy hay
  • PetAg Kitten Milk Replacer (powder)
  • Kitchen scales (to weigh tiny kittens in foster-care!)
  • Knitted or fleece cat blankets
  • Towels and blankets


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Because of your immense generosity, The Guelph Humane Society is currently not in need of the following items:

  • dog beds
  • peanut butter
  • milk bones
  • puppy/pee pads
  • cat litter
  • shredded paper

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Shredded Paper and Recycling

We are always in need of newspaper and shredded paper for the animals at the Guelph Humane Society. We no longer accept magazines, flyers, phonebooks, or recyclable papers for donation. If you have large newspapers or shredded papers, you can drop it off at the Guelph Humane Society!

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Bottle Return Program

We gladly accept any wine, beer or spirit containers! Your participation in our recycling program will generate proceeds that will directly benefit the animals in our community!

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Amazon Wishlist

Did you know that Guelph Humane Society has an Amazon Wishlist? We have many items that our animals and shelter would love to have- and you can help from the comfort of your own home!

View Our Amazon Wishlist 

You can also search for our wish list using “Guelph Humane Society”, or the email adoptions@guelphhumane.ca. Don’t forget if you purchase a wish list item (or multiple items) with a total that is over $20 (before taxes and shipping)- you’re eligible for an in-kind tax receipt, issued upon request!

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Guelph Humane Society at adoptions@guelphhumane.ca!

From us and the animals- thanks so much for your support!

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You can become a member of the Guelph Humane Society by contributing the annual membership fee. Members have the right to vote in general meetings. Please note: You must be a member no less than 90 days prior to a general meeting in order to vote. So, keep your membership current! You also must be over the age of 18 to be a member.

Membership Rates:

Single: $25/year
Senior: $15/year
Membership is valid for one year from the date of payment.

For more information on you can help, call the Guelph Humane Society at 519.824.3091 or e-mail info@guelphhumane.ca

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Donate a Car Canada

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for the Guelph Humane Society.  Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to the Guelph Humane Society through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for the Guelph Humane Society to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use. Click here to donate a vehicle.