Adopting from the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society (KWHS) is a wonderful way to give an orphaned pet a forever home. At the KWHS we have a deep understanding of the temperament and health of the animals in our care, and will assist you in making the best match possible for you and your family.
Adopt a second cat through our BOGO program. Ask an adoption staff member for details.
Due to the large number of potential adopters that visit our shelter daily, we are unfortunately unable to hold pets via phone requests or faxed/emailed applications. Pets can only be held (to allow adopters to prepare their homes, purchase supplies etc) once an application has been approved through a one-on-one interview at our centre.
The following rates apply to animals adopted from the KWHS:
|Cats & Kittens||$185.00*|
|Dogs & Puppies||$300.00*|
|Puppies (6 months and under)||$500.00*|
|Small Animals (gerbils, hamsters, degus)||$15.00|
|Larger Animals (rabbits)||$30.00|
*The KWHS reserves the right to adopt specific dog and cat breeds at a higher fee.
Why Adopt from the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society?
It is important to understand that the value received by adopting a pet through the KWHS far more than offsets the pet adoption fee charged.
|Vet Services Included in KWHS Adoption Fees||Cat||Dog|
|Veterinary Health Exam||$75||$75|
|45 Days Free Pet Insurance||$45||$45|
|Total Value of Vet Services Included in KWHS Adoption Fees||$530*||$580*|
|KWHS Adoption Fees||$185||$300|
|Savings By Adopting at the KWHS||$350||$280|
*Denotes average costs and does not include Meet Your Match and Dog Behaviour assessments included in KWHS adoptions. The KWHS reserves the right to adopt specific dog and cat breeds at a higher fee.
If you have any questions at all regarding the value received by adopting a pet through the KWHS, please ask for our Animal Care Manager, Kathy Innocente.