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Tails for Tales Volunteer, (and companion canine)

July 30th, 2014 | Volunteering

Position:  Tails for Tales Volunteer, (and companion canine) POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this role is to assist in improving literacy skills in children grades 1-4 through the use of companion animal and volunteer. The dogs used in this program are owned by individual volunteers, must be up to date on vaccines and licensed. Please […]

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Making it Pawsible gala

June 26th, 2014 | Events

Join us for our Making it Pawsible gala in support of our community’s animals on Monday September 15th, 2014.  Held at the St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo, this night is dedicated to the animals and includes an evening of cocktails followed by a wonderful dinner with a silent and live auction.  Guests can also […]


Adoption Cat Counselor

June 9th, 2014 | Volunteering

POSITION: Adoption Cat Counselor REPORTS TO: Directly – Animal Care Staff Cat Coordinator Indirectly – Volunteer Coordinator CREATED: March 2013 REVISED: June 2014 POSITION SUMMARY: This position assists our Animal Care Department with the adoption of cats to their forever homes at our upcoming adopt-a-thons at offsite adoption locations. This position is open to persons […]

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Surf Dogs

June 6th, 2014 | Events

Once again  Bingeman’s Splash Park will  go to the dogs when they host Surf Dogs on Sunday September 7, 2014!  Pooches will be able to “hang 20” in the wave pool and strut their stuff in a variety of dog-gone fun activities and contests throughout the day.  Bring your furry friend out for a day […]

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Leash Free Park CLOSED

April 4th, 2014 | News

April 4 2014 – Effective Immediately Please be advised this Leash Free park is closing permanently. KWHS is repurposing this site to provide enhanced programs and services for our community. Other Leash Free Parks can be accessed at: Bechtel Park at 185 Bridge Street W., Waterloo McLennan Park at 901 Ottawa Street, Kitchener Kiwanis Park […]


Wiggle Waggle Walkathon

April 1st, 2014 | Events

Back by popular demand, the Wiggle Waggle Walkathon returns to the spring with a fresh new look and a new location. Join us on Sunday May 25 any time after 10 am at the Clock Tower in Victoria Park for registration (the walk starts at 11 am) Special events include an Ultimutts Dog Stunt Show […]


The Greater KW Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards

February 27th, 2014 | News

KWHS proudly accepted the Non-Profit award at the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Excellence Awards gala on February 20th.  Since 1927, we have been working on behalf of our communities’ lost, abandoned, and stray animals, focusing on finding every adoptable pet a forever home.  We believe that Every Animal Deserves a Chance — […]


Every Animal Deserves a Chance

January 2nd, 2014 | News

We believe that giving every animal a chance is more important than watching our bottom line.  That is why, in 2013, we made a conscious decision that every adoptable animal brought to our centre deserved a lifetime of experiences.  We believe that for every pet in our centre, there is a family in our community […]


Every Animal Deserves a Chance: Reuben’s Story

December 23rd, 2013 | News

Every Animal Deserves a Chance: Reuben’s Story This 3 year-old Retriever/Lab mix was found abandoned in May, 2013. Reuben’s whole body was covered in scabs, his eyes had a mild discharge, and there were crusting lesions on his head and neck. A vet exam was completed on May 21 and a plan of care was […]

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Animal Care Wishlist

July 18th, 2013 | News, Pet News

The Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society can always use donations of animal care items. Here are some items that we are currently most in need of: Wish List Gift Cards Walmart• Zehrs • Canadian Tire • Home Depot • Pet Stores We also accept Canadian Tire money Animal Daily Needs Royal Canin Babycat Milk • Small nursing bottles […]



July 23rd, 2014 | Happy Tails

It has been a year since we adopted Monty  from the KWHS. He has been the perfect fit with my family and other animals. I have never met such a goofy cat! Sometimes we think he is part monkey. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers, we love our little guy! We make sure […]

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July 14th, 2014 | Happy Tails

Hello, It’s been about a week since I brought Puddles (some may know him as Goliath) back and I’m glad to report that he’s enjoying his new home!  He is such a sweet and affectionate little guy and I’m so lucky to have him! Fortunately, he was already potty trained and we’re working with an […]



July 14th, 2014 | Happy Tails

I adopted Pierce (previously Angus KW) on Saturday with the gracious help of an adoption consultant. He had an upset tummy, and no one was sure what was wrong other than he was doing better on gastro food. I scooped him up and brought him home with me. Turns out, a simply anti-inflammatory eased his […]



July 10th, 2014 | Happy Tails

Mona has been here almost a year now – and loving it. Thinks she’s hit the jackpot! Black cats are great!

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Mimosa and Martini

July 10th, 2014 | Happy Tails

Thank you for bringing so much love into our lives. We adopted Mimosa (orange and white) from the KWHS in January 2012 and Martini (black kitten) at the beginning of June 2014. While they may not be the best of friends just yet, they are on their way to being purrrfect partners in crime and […]

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Iggy and Reese

July 10th, 2014 | Happy Tails

The kitties are doing great. The black one is now named Iggy and the Calico is named Reese. They are running across me while I am in bed typing this.  Crazy kittens.  They are wonderful and happy. I’m so glad I adopted both of them. I still haven’t introduced whiskers to them. I keep the […]



July 10th, 2014 | Happy Tails

It’s been one year since Django (Unchained), formerly “Professor Kitty”, joined our family. Since then, he has chosen my husband as his favourite human and won him over in the process. Django keeps the dogs in line and quietly lets each of the four of us know that he appreciates us. We are so glad […]



July 10th, 2014 | Happy Tails

Hello I just wanted to say thanks for all that you do for the animals. I adopted Luna there (she was named Lilly when I got her) in October. She has brought so much joy in my life and I’m lucky to be celebrating her first birthday today. Couldn’t of asked for a better cat! […]