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How to Help

Each year the Guelph Humane Society serves over 3,000 vulnerable animals in the Guelph and surrounding areas. We do not receive government funding, we existing solely thanks to your generousity!


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Our Wishlist

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:

  • Gift cards to any pet store, hardware store, grocery store, big-box store, or gas station
  • Heating pads (no auto shut off)
  • 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)
  • 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


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

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Shredded Paper and Large Newspaper

We are able to accept donations of newspaper and shredded paper.

We no longer accept small newspapers (ie: Guelph Mercury Tribune, Snapd, The Sun, etc), magazines, flyers, phonebooks, or recyclable papers for donation. If you have large newspapers, such as The Globe and Mail, The Wellington Advertiser, and The Star, or shredded paper, feel free to drop them off at the 500 Wellington St. W.!

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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 give@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 give@guelphhumane.ca!

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