COVID-19 Notice

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, adoptions have been suspended until further notice.  Thank you for your patience and we look forward to helping you find your new best friend when we re-open for adoptions. 

Adopting from the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth (KWSPHS) is a wonderful way to give a pet a forever home. Our team has a deep understanding of the temperament and health of the animals in our care. 

Our Adoption Counsellors are happy to assist you in making the best choice possible for you and your family.


Before you visit one of our Animal Centres and to adopt a pet:

  • Check out our available animals on our website. If they appear here, they are available for adoption. As soon as an animal is adopted, their profile is removed from our site.
  • Please be patient with us during your visit. You may experience a short wait as we pride ourselves in customer service. We take the time we need to set each adoption up for success. In high traffic times (ie. weekends) please note that there may be other individuals waiting ahead of you to meet their forever friend!
  • Please note that our primary concern is the welfare of the pet. Some may have experienced emotional or physical trauma, so we do reserve the right to select the most appropriate home for each pet.
  • Prior to going home with your new pet, we’ll review all health and behaviour information, including vaccines or obedience training recommendations. Most of our animals can be taken home on the same day of adoption. From time to time, an animal may need to stay for a bit longer to finish any treatment or medical procedures like their spay/neuter surgery.
Please note: we are unfortunately unable to hold pets via phone requests or faxed/emailed applications. Pets can only be reserved (to allow adopters to prepare their homes, purchase supplies, etc.) once an application has been approved through a one-on-one interview at one of our centres. 


Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society

Centre Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-6:00pm
Sat-Sun: 10:00am-4:00pm

Adoption Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-4:00pm

*closed to the public on all statutory and civic holidays

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Stratford Perth Humane Society

Centre Hours
Mon-Fri: 10:00am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun: 11:30am-4:30pm

Adoption Hours 
Mon-Fri: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sat-Sun: 11:30am-3:00pm

*closed to the public on all statutory and civic holidays