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German Shepherd Dog

One ‘ASPEN’erational dog

Roger Matz has been a dog owner most of his adult life. It was an introduction to a purebred West Highland terrier more than 40 years ago that evolved into a passion to give back through adoption.



Sadie’s Story 

At three months old, Sadie was rushed to the veterinarian. As a young kitten, normally she had lots of energy and liked to jump, run and play, but her behaviour had dramatically changed that day. 


puppy under holiday tree

Six tips to manage your pets’ stress this holiday season

The holiday season is a time for celebration, but it can also be a stressful time for pets. With the influx of new people, decorations, and sounds, it’s important to take steps to keep your furry friends calm and happy. Here are some helpful tips from Melissa Stolz, Guelph Humane Society, Behaviour Coordinator on how to ensure your pet’s well-being during the holidays.


Guelph Humane Society Holiday Hours

Have a safe and happy holiday!
Guelph Humane Society 2022 Holiday Hours are below:


Tonka’s story

Meet Tonka, a five-year-old Mastiff/Shepherd Cross, who recently received life-saving care from the Guelph Humane Society (GHS). 


Dog in snowy field.

Extreme Cold Weather, Guelph Humane Society reminder to keep pets indoors

Winter can be a tough time for pets in Canada, with freezing temperatures and harsh weather conditions. It’s important to take extra care of your furry friends during the colder months to ensure their health and well-being. One simple way to do this is by keeping your pets indoors on cold winter days. 



Our offices are CLOSED to the public until further notice due to the storm and poor road conditions.


Mia, Mavis and Mick

The Journey of Mia, Mavis and Mick

It can be terrifying to become a parent for the first time, especially when things don’t go as planned. 

For Mia, a pregnant 2-year-old Chihuahua cross, this was the reality she was facing.  


Olive in care

Olive’ Story: The Impact of Giving 

Olive is a young, little dog that arrived at the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) this past August.  She was found alone, outside on the side of a country road.  She was very thin and covered in burrs.  

Her coat was dull and unkempt. But what was most alarming about Olive’s condition were the growths on her face.  She had them inside of her mouth and clusters on her lips and all around her upper and lower jaw.   


Wilma, Lab mix with holiday tree

GHS Annual Open House happening Saturday, December 3

The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) opens its doors this weekend for its annual open house.

The open house will run from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the GHS’s new location at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. in Guelph.