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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.


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)

NEWS RELEASE: “There’s No Place Like Home” for the Guelph Humane Society

GUELPH, ON (October 1, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) has launched its third 50/50 lottery today, and it’s expected to be their biggest yet. Compared to the spring and summer GHS lotteries, the “There’s No Place Like Home” 50/50 Lottery is different in two ways: (more…)

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: 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.

2022 GHS Calendar Contest OPEN NOW!


The calendar contest is an exciting way to celebrate your amazing pet while fundraising for the most vulnerable animals in our community.

Here’s how to get started:

1) Take a clear photo of your pet. Check out our photo taking tips HERE.

2) Write a fun, short bio sharing what your pet means to you and your family.

3) Go to 2022 GHS Calendar Contest website and register your pet. There is a $20 registration fee, which will kick-start your voting with 20 votes ($1 = 1 vote). All funds raised in the calendar contest will go towards the highest priority needs at GHS. Before entering you pet make sure you read the contest rules HERE.

4) Share your contest page with friends and family through your social media channels! 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.

5) The Top 12 pets with the highest number of votes will win a spot in our 2022 calendar. The pet with the most votes will win the front cover image of the calendar & a GHS prize pack!

6) The contest runs all of May!

Contest Opens: Sat. May 1, 9am. Register online.
Contest Closes: Mon. May 31, 8pm

Winning photos will be taken 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 these dates prior to entering, or email events@guelphhumane.ca if you have concerns.

Register online

CANCELLED – Adoption Event – PetSmart BIG National Adoption Weekend

Join the Guelph Humane Society at PetSmart for an Adoption Event! Our Adoption Coordinator will be on-site today 11am – 3pm. 

Swing on by PetSmart, located at 183 Silvercreek Pkwy N. Your new best friend could be waiting for you!

CANCELLED – Adoption Event – PetSmart BIG National Adoption Weekend

Join the Guelph Humane Society at PetSmart for an Adoption Event! Our Adoption Coordinator will be on-site today 11am – 4pm. 

Swing on by PetSmart, located at 183 Silvercreek Pkwy N. Your new best friend could be waiting for you!

Black cat saying "You've CAT to be KITTEN me"

The PURR-fect Adoption Event!

Come and join us this Saturday, August 29 for our Purrfect Feline Adoption Event!

Visit 500 Wellington St. W. this Saturday and find your new fantastic feline. We will have a variety of cats available for adoption in a safe, COVID-friendly environment. Receive $100 worth of food to bring home with your new furry friend!*

If you plan on joining us, please keep in mind the following:

1) You must bring a mask and a cat carrier (so you can bring your feline friend home). We hope you’ll have your cell phone on hand too as we don’t want too many people waiting in line.

2) Check out our available cats <below or at https://guelphhumane.ca/adopt/available-animals/ > and if one stands out to you, please ensure you read all of its information. If you are interested in a kitty (or 2), please fill out an EOI form below, this does not guarantee adoption, however, it simplifies your adoption process.

3) We will be doing 15-minute meet and greets with up to 2 cats of your choice. This will allow you a chance to ask questions and see the cat’s purrsonality firsthand!

4) It is a “first come, first serve” style of event. We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s first choice of cat, however, we reserve the right to ultimately match the cat with the best home possible. Don’t worry – we will do our very best to match you with the cat that is purrfect for your family!

5) Thank you in advance for your patience! We developed many new processes due to COVID. We are working hard to ensure everything goes smoothly.


*Senior and special diet cats are excluded. Please chat with a GHS staff member for more information.