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**As we cannot accept physical donations at 500 Wellington St. W. at this time (unless purchased and shipped through our AMAZON WISHLIST ). We appreciate any monetary donations you can make in support of the over 120 animals currently in our care – DONATE HERE. Thank you in advance!**


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 generosity!

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We thank you in advance for your generosity and consideration of our animals’ needs this holiday season and as we move into the new year!

Cash donations are our number one need in order to continue the high-level of care every animal that comes into our shelter receives.  For donations over $20 you will receive a donation receipt.

Monetary donations are generously accepted at guelphhumane.ca!

In-Kind donations are also a generous way to give back. If you wish to receive a charitable tax receipt for your new, unopened items, please be sure to bring a purchase receipt with you when you donate your items, so the true value is known for CRA.



Allow us to address our urgent needs right away. We always need gift cards, new or partially used:

  • Local Pet Stores
  • Grocery stores
  • Staples
  • Walmart
  • Dollar stores
  • Canadian Tire
  • Home Depot
  • Amazon

Most of these items below can be found on our AMAZON WISHLIST (amazon.ca). Go HERE to check out our Amazon Wishlist!



  • GENTLY USED – Fleece blankets, towels, flat sheets, knitted blankets, baby blankets
  • Ear thermometer
  • Hand soap
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Paper towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water bottles
  • Kleenex






Small Animals:


Humane Education Needs:

  • Washable markers
  • Construction paper
  • General craft supplies, such as feathers, pipe cleaners, glue, etc…

Office Needs:

  • Donation boxes
  • “Pet Safe” road and sidewalk salt
  • Gift certificates for auto detailing and cleaning – for our Animal Protection Team vehicles
  • Canadian Tire money
  • White 8 ½“ x 11” printer paper
  • New pens
  • Paper clips
  • Stamps
  • Scotch tape
  • Packing tape
  • Binder clips
  • Clear plastic zip-up document pouches
  • Wireless mouse – several required



Learn how you can fundraise for our animals HERE.

You can give through your Will or by giving Securities HERE.

Donate your car HERE.

Sign-up for our Newsletter and email communication HERE.


If you have questions about the above items feel to call us at 519-824-3091. Cash donations of any value assist us to purchase the items above, and more for the animals in our care.

**Drop off or mail donations at 500 Wellington Street W., Guelph, ON. N1H 6L3**

Thank you in advance for your generosity!





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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!