Kitchener Waterloo Animal Centre

The Kitchener Waterloo Animal Centre was built in 1981 and is located on Riverbend Drive in Kitchener. It features a winding hallway through the building, leading to our adoption atrium. Our spacious “cat condos” are different from the traditional cat cages one would typically see in a shelter. They provide ample space for our cats to move around, play and climb onto platforms. Not to mention, a big glass window to meet their forever family for the first time!

Our dog pods at the back of the building exit onto a grass area and a trail system on the property. Thanks to our wonderful volunteer dog walkers, our dogs get to enjoy a big outdoor leash free park and the wooded trails on a regular basis!

Our pet adoption services, kids camps, animal hospital and veterinary services have received numerous Readers' Choice Awards.

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

Adoption Hours (by appointment only)
Mon-Fri: 11:00am-5:00pm 
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-3:00pm

*Closed to the public on all statutory and civic holidays
*Closed the last Wednesday of every month (Jan-June, Sept-Nov) until 1:00pm for staff training.  

In addition to a great adoption area, we have a large
onsite education room used for birthday parties,
community programs, training and more.