GUELPH, ON (November 21, 2022) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is set to hold an in-person adoption event on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26 with the goal to send as many animals “home for the holidays” as possible.

GHS currently has more than 170 animals in its care — many of which are ready for adoption.

“We always work hard to match animals with their new families and send them on their happy tail,” says Lisa Veit, GHS’s Executive Director. “This is especially true during the holiday season, as it is a heart-warming time of year to see animals heading to their new home.”

Dog with Santa Hat
GHS Alum, Lexus. Photo credit: Laura Wombwell.

The event will be held at GHS’s location at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. in Guelph.

Small animals are a focus of the event, GHS currently has 21 rabbits ready to adopt, as well as many young Guinea pigs that arrived at the shelter after being found abandoned on the side of the road this past October. There will also be lots of cats and kittens, as well as various dogs ranging in age from young to senior. Budgies, lovebirds, and a couple of snakes are also expected to be available at the event for those interested in avian and exotic pets.

“While we have many young cats, we also have several senior and higher needs cats ready to adopt,” says Veit. “We encourage people looking to open their homes to an animal that needs a little extra love and attention this year to attend.”

GHS adoptions have been conducted virtually since March of 2020. Adoptions will resume to virtual after the event.

“If you’ve been considering adopting a pet, this is a great opportunity to meet your perfect match and bring them home with you,” says Veit.

The in-person Home for the Holidays Adoption Event will be held on Friday, November 25 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. GHS encourages those interested in attending to pre-book an appointment on the event website to reduce wait times, drop-ins are also welcome.

Appointments can be booked at  Home for the Holidays – Adoption Event Tickets, Fri, 25 Nov 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite. Contact with any questions.


Digital Assets:

Lexus, GHS Alum

Photo Credit: Laura Wombwell

Event link Home for the Holidays – Adoption Event Tickets, Fri, 25 Nov 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

About the Guelph Humane Society

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.

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Media Contact:
Jane Dawkins
Director Communications and Community Engagement
Guelph Humane Society