Adoption Process
Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society

Interested in adopting a pet?  please review our current adoption process carefully.

1) STEP 1: View our adoptable animals under the adopt tab.
You can view all of their information, bio and pictures there to determine who might be a match for you or your family.

2) STEP 2: See one you'd like to adopt?  Complete our adoption survey and adoption agreement now! 

  • Fill out the form online
  • Use your mouse, keypad, or touch screen to fill in your signature
  • Make sure to hit the submit button at the bottom of each document

*IMPORTANT* In order to proceed with an adoption appointment, we need BOTH the survey and agreement filled out. Thank you!

Cat Adoption Forms:


Dog Adoption Forms:

Dog Adoption SurveyDog Adoption Agreement

Small Animal Adoption Forms:

Small Animal Adoption SurveySmall Animal Adoption Agreement

*please note we process applications in order of submission*

3) STEP 3: One of our adoption counsellors will then get in touch with you within 24 hours to arrange a phone interview.  Only those selected will be contacted for a phone interview.

4) STEP 4: If it looks to be a match, our adoption counsellors will arrange an appointment time for you to meet the pet. 

5) STEP 5: Complete your pre-arranged appointment.

6) STEP 6: If it's a match - you'll take your pet home with you that day!  Please come prepared to take your new family member home - collar and leash for dogs, carrier for cats (or you can opt for a cardboard carrier), or appropriate carrier for small animals.


  • Each appointment is a maximum of 60 minutes. 
  • Appointments will be booked 48 hours or more in advance, so we can arrange for the animals to be brought in by their foster parents.
  • We are not offering holds at this time - once you have met the pet, we are expecting adopters to be prepared to take the pet home the same day.
  • Masks are optional