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GHS Microchip Clinic

Join us on Saturday, June 4th, 2022 for another GHS Microchip Clinic. It will be the second clinic at our new facility (190 Hanlon Creek Blvd, Guelph).

Our goal is to get 120 animals microchipped! Cats or dogs are welcome.

You MUST register ahead of time. Register at www.guelphhumane.ca/micro.

Appointments are available between 9am and 2:30pm.

Dogs will be microchipped OUTSIDE the building, and cats will be taken inside to be microchipped.

Register today before spaces are booked up!

NEWS RELEASE: Help GHS send 40 animals home for the holidays

GUELPH, ON (December 7, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is holding its first in-person adoption event since moving into the new facility at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. The Home for the Holidays Adoption Event is taking place this Friday and Saturday, and GHS has a goal of adopting out 40 animals during the event: 30 cats and 10 bunnies.


NEWS RELEASE: Help animals in need by adopting a Guelph Humane Society kennel this year

GUELPH, ON (November 25, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is offering the opportunity to not only adopt animals, but to adopt kennels as well. The Happy Tails Begin Here – Kennel Adoption Program allows individuals, groups or businesses to adopt a cage or kennel in the new GHS building on a yearly basis, allowing people to visit the spot they adopt while supporting vulnerable animals in the community.

“It’s another unique way for people to commit to helping animals in our community,” says Jen Fraser, Manager of Donor Relations at GHS. “When you adopt a kennel or cage, you get to customize a plaque that will go on the space you adopt. Not only can you visit to see the plaque – but the public will be able to see it as well.”


GHS Estates & Planned Giving Seminar, in partnership with RLB

November is Prepare Your Will Month.
This session invites people who are interested in learning how to prepare estate and planned gifts.

About this event

Learn more about making a planned or estate gift to a charity, with information from a professional accountant and Guelph Humane Society staff.

This free event is planning to have an in person opportunity at our new building at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. (max 20 people), as well as streaming online. The date and set up of this event is pending COVID-19 restrictions & registrations.

In partnership with RLB Chartered Professional Accountants. The RLB speaker is Alex Di Lello (CPA, CA), Senior Manager from the Estates team.

Alex will discuss the tax advantages of planned gifts and donations, stocks & securities during your lifetime and in your Will. Every gift makes a real difference in the lives of animals today, and in the decades to come.

Have you planned for your own pet’s future?

The Guelph Humane Society’s Executive Director Adrienne McBride will also be speaking on Pet Stewardship, and how to plan for your pet should they outlive you.

Please note: Visitors must show proof of full vaccination status & photo ID to attend in person. Those with a valid medical note are exempt from this requirement.

(Image Below: RLB speaker Alex Di Lello, CPA/CA)

There’s No Place Like Home – GHS VARIETY SHOW

“There’s No Place Like Home” Variety Show is the first television event of its kind! It will air on Rogers tv in Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Brantford and Stratford on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 7pm-9pm. It will also be available to stream live on the Rogers tv website.

Hosted by The Weather Network’s Kim MacDonald, a long-time national television host and animal lover, “There’s No Place Like Home” will feature local musical and dance acts, educational animal segments, and holiday-inspired special moments, all from inside our brand new home at 190 Hanlon Creek Boulevard. And to end the show, we will be pulling the winning ticket LIVE on the air for what we hope will be our BIGGEST 50/50 lottery jackpot yet!

We will be selling 50/50 tickets leading up to the show, plus running an online auction. All money raised goes towards the vulnerable animals in our care as they wait for their Happy Tails. Because the animals all know that there’s no place like home.

Learn more at guelphhumane.ca/tv!

There’s No Place Like Home GHS 50/50 Lottery

While you have the chance to win BIG, the animals get a second chance to find their Happy Tails. That’s what happens when you support the GHS 50/50 Lottery.

Get your tickets October 1st through November 4th by 8:30pm.

The winning ticket will be pulled LIVE on Rogers tv on November 4th during “There’s No Place Like Home”, the two-hour GHS Variety Show.

Get your tickets by 11:59pm on Monday, October 11th for your chance to win the early bird draw prize of $500.

Guaranteed minimum prize of $5,000!

Tickets are:
10 for $10
40 for $20
120 for $40
Tickets can be purchased online at www.GHSlotto.ca. NEW! Tickets can now be purchased in person at GHS (190 Hanlon Creek Blvd).

NEWS RELEASE: As the pet bunny population surges, Guelph Humane Society sounds the warning bell

GUELPH, ON (September 3, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) is warning the community about a growing pet bunny population, noting that there are more bunnies than there are people interested in adopting them. This situation is not unique to the Guelph community, as similar trends are being seen at humane societies across Ontario – and even other parts of North America. (more…)

NEWS RELEASE: GHS rehoming dogs from Texas, thanks to the additional space in their new building

GUELPH, ON (August 26, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) was involved in its first-ever cross-border animal transfer, taking in six dogs from Texas. On Sunday, August 15th, 84 dogs flew from Texas to Windsor, Ontario, on a private plane coordinated and funded by the generous Bissell Pet Foundation. Two GHS team members drove down to Windsor to bring six of those dogs back to Guelph. (more…)

GHS Summer 50/50 Online Lottery

The GHS Summer 50/50 online lottery runs June 15, 2021 – July 15, 2021 (closes 12pm). 

The draw for the Father’s Day Push: Draw #1 will take place Tuesday June 22, 2021 at 11:00am. 

The draw for the Long Weekend Push: Draw #2 will take place Tuesday July 6 at 11:00am. 

The draw for the grand prize draw will take place on Thursday July 15 at 1:00pm. 

Guaranteed minimum prize of $5,000!

Tickets are:
10 for $10
40 for $20
120 for $40
Help support the Guelph Humane Society’s to build a bright future for vulnerable animals in our community.  Learn more at www.GHSLotto.ca.

LAST DAY – 2022 GHS Calendar Contest


Contest closes tonight at 8pm!

Share with friends and family through your social media! Donations made in support of an animal are valued at one vote for every $1.00 donated. Those who donate $20.00 or more will receive a tax-receipt

The Top 12 pets with the highest votes ($1=1 vote)  will win a spot in our 2022 calendar. The pet with the most votes will also get the front cover image of the calendar!

The 12 winners with the highest number of votes will be asked to bring their pet to the Guelph Humane Society, 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd., Guelph, ON, in order to have their pictures taken on Saturday, June 12th by Laura Wombwell Photography. A backup date for the photoshoot will be Saturday July 10. (due to COVID-19, this date may be subject to change). Please ensure you are available for this date prior to entering, or email events@guelphhumane.ca if you have concerns.