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September 16, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Are you looking to add a new furry friend to your family? The Guelph Humane Society invites you to join us for our back-to-school, “Study Buddy” Adoption Event!

Spots are limited, CLICK HERE to pre-book your appointment time now!

We currently have 185 animals in our care, and many of them are currently available for adoption!

Come join us at our onsite adoption event from September 16-17 where we will have dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs who are looking for their forever home and are waiting to meet you!

Please reserve a 30-minute time slot to come in and meet the animals who have been waiting to find their forever home. If you meet your purrrrfect match at our event, our staff will be onsite and available to process your adoption application so that you can bring your new family member home with you that same day!

Where: Guelph Humane Society, 190 Hanlon Creek Boulevard

Date & Time:

  • Friday September 16, 2022: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (E.S.T)
  • Saturday September 17, 2022: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (E.S.T)


  • SPACES ARE LIMITED! To guarantee you can meet your future best friend and family member, we highly encourage all those who wish to attend this event to reserve a time slot. Drop-in’s will be welcome; however we cannot guarantee wait time.
  • Limit of 2 members per household. To be mindful of social distancing protocols and the health & safety of our staff, animals and community, we ask that only 2 members per household attend the adoption event. However, please ensure all household members agree with the adoption of an animal prior to attending the event.
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled time slot. This will allow you to maximize your 30 minutes so that you can view and interact with the animal you are interested in adopting. Arriving on-time and adhering to our 30-minute appointments also ensure that everyone who reserves an appointment has an equal opportunity to meet their animal.
  • If you hope to adopt a cat or small animal, please bring a pet carrier with you to the event. If you do not have a carrier, you will be required to purchase a take-home carrier from the shelter (while quantities last) in order to take your pet home. Cats and small animals will not be allowed to leave the shelter unless secured in a proper pet carrier.


  • Please complete COVID-19 self-assessment prior to visiting GHS for the adoption event. All those attending the event should complete the self-assessment at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/. If you are not feeling well, please do not attend the event.
  • While masks are not required at this event, we request that you consider wearing one.
  • Social distancing of 6ft will be practiced, where possible.


Guelph Humane Society
190 Hanlon Creek Blvd
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