COVID-19 Adoption Process
Stratford Perth Humane Society

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

Due to COVID-19, we have moved the majority of our adoption process online and via telephone.  We have outlined the steps below, as well as information about our animal viewings.  Please read the process and contact us with any questions before you begin at 519-273-6600.

1) STEP 1: View our adoptable animals under the adopt tab.
You can view all of their information, bios 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! 

  • DOWNLOAD the forms you need to your computer
  • OPEN forms and fill in ALL FIELDS
  • SAVE the completed form to your computer
  • EMAIL the completed form to animal-care@kwsphumane.ca 

Cat Adoption Forms:

Cat Adoption Survey FormCat Adoption Agreement

Dog Adoption Forms:

Dog Adoption SurveyDog Adoption Agreement

Small Animal Adoption Forms:

Small 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 24-48 hours (weekdays only) to arrange 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. 
***NOTE: Appointments are only being booked on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm at this time.

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.

IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT INFORMATION:

  • Animals can be met by appointment only, we are not offering walk-ins at this time to limit the traffic in our centres.
  • Appointments will be scheduled on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.
  • 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.
  • You MUST bring your own mask and wear it at all times.  You will be asked to sanitize your hands on arrival and upon leaving the centre, as well as to keep a distance of 6 feet or more.
  • Staff will also wear masks and gloves.
  • CAT VIEWINGS: for 2 people maximum.  Adults only, unless there is concern for a child in the home having allergies.
  • DOG VIEWINGS: all family members must meet the dog.  2 people to meet at a time, others can wait outside.   If there is another dog in the household, we will make arrangements for you to bring your dog to do a meet and greet.  Dog-Dog meet and greets will take place outside, with 1 staff, 1 adopter, their dog and the dog you're looking at adopting. (Indoors will be used in extenuating circumstances).  Other family members can wait outside.
  • SMALL ANIMAL VIEWINGS: for 2 people maximum.  Adults only, unless there is concern for a child in the home having allergies.

IMPORTANT Spay/Neuter INFORMATION 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limited to essential services only and may not be able to spay or neuter your pet prior to going home.  In this case, our staff will provide you with a spay/neuter voucher which will entitle you to receive the procedure at a later date.  Our staff will be happy to explain the process to you at the time of adoption. 

ADOPTION HOURS

Wednesdays: 10am-4pm, with the last appointment beginning at 3pm.