Adoptions

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.

Adoption fees are $180 for the first cat; and our BOGO rate of only $10 for the second cat adopted at the same time.

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.

View our animals currently available for adoption!

Adoption Fees

The following rates apply to animals adopted from the KWHS:

Cats & Kittens $180.00*
Dogs & Puppies $300.00*
Small Animals (gerbils, hamsters, degus) $15.00
Larger Animals (rabbits) $30.00
Budgies $15.00
Cockatiels $25.00

*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
Spay/Neuter $250 $300
First Vaccines $85 $85
Deworming $20 $20
Microchipped $55 $55
45 Days Free Pet Insurance $45 $45
Total Value of Vet Services Included in KWHS Adoption Fees $530*   $580* 
KWHS Adoption Fees $180 $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.

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