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News Release: Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Enables Guelph Humane Society to Help More Vulnerable Pets, and People in Guelph/Wellington County

Guelph, ON (April 21, 2023) – On Thursday, the Guelph Humane Society was pleased to recognize a $29,300 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), which has supported the organization be better positioned to help local vulnerable pet owners and their animals.

“As the MPP for Guelph I would like to extend a sincere congratulations to the Guelph Humane Society for receiving the Resilient Communities Fund Grant. The Guelph Humane Society provides invaluable resources to our community and does vital work with their animal rehabilitation services,” said MPP Mike Schreiner. “Their strong educational programs have impacted the lives of thousands of children and youth, further promoting humane practices within the community. The Resilient Communities Fund grant is sure to help these services continue within Guelph and will support the Humane Society’s future endeavors in helping local animals and individuals living in our community. Thank you to the Guelph Humane Society for their continued commitment to promoting the importance of humane animal care within the City of Guelph.”


Get ready to put your best paw forward: Guelph Humane Society’s Walk-a-thon wags its way back after long hiatus

GUELPH, ON (April 12, 2023) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Happy Trails Walk-a-thon, taking place on Sunday, June 4, 2023. This event is the first walk-a-thon held by GHS in many years, and the first of its kind at its new facility at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. in Guelph.

The Happy Trails Walk-a-thon aims to raise $25,000 to support vulnerable animals in Guelph and Wellington County. Registration is open online, and participants are encouraged to sign up as individuals or teams. This is a peer-to-peer fundraising event, which means participants are encouraged to raise funds through their personal networks to support the cause.


Bullmastiff, in snow

Guelph Humane Society to host March microchip clinic

GUELPH, ON (February 28, 2023) It is easy for a pet to go missing; backyard gates that blow open can lead to a quick escape for dogs, and front doors left ajar are all too alluring for curious cats.

This is why Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is hosting a Microchip Clinic this Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its new location at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. — to help ensure lost Guelph and Wellington County pets are returned home as quickly as possible.   


GHS closed until noon due to inclement weather

The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) will be CLOSED to the public until noon today due to poor weather conditions, we will be continuing to monitor through out the day. 


News Release: Meet your match at the Guelph Humane Society’s Love is in the Air Adoption Event

Guelph, ON (February 7, 2023) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is excited to announce its upcoming “Love is in the Air” adoption event, taking place on February 10th and 11th.


News Release: Share Your Voice, Guelph Humane Society Launches Community Engagement Survey

Guelph, ON (January 24, 2023) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) invites the public to take part in its 2023 Community Engagement Survey. The survey is part of GHS’s Board of Directors’ commitment to engage with the community and gather insights on local perspectives and relationships with domestic, wild and farm animals.


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News Release:  Learn to care for backyard chickens at Guelph Humane Society Event

GUELPH, ON (January 4, 2023) An evening focused on how to care for and manage small chicken flocks is set to take place at the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) on Wednesday, January 25. 


Puppy preparedness: Setting your pup up with the best start 

Introducing a new puppy to your home can be an exciting, but also overwhelming experience. If you are thinking about making a puppy a new addition to your home, GHS’s Behaviour Coordinator, Melissa Stolz, offers her advice on how to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your new furry friend.  


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.