Just a few of our Featured Pets!
More below!

Fostering to Adopt During COVID-19

We Ask You To Help!       Foster or Foster to Adopt so we have room to help more!

Adopting a Pet is now Virtual

Foster-to-Adopt First for 2 weeks

As we follow all government and Shelter Care Guidelines we will be Adopting "Virtually" (maybe our new normal)
From this page or www.petango.com/SimcoeDHumane you will:
  1. "click" on the pet that you are interested in.
  2. You will start the Adoption Process by clicking the link
  3. Please follow up with an email to adoptions@s-dhs.ca and let us know you have sent in your application, also let us know the animal you are interested in
  4. A volunteer will be in touch to go through the Foster-To-Adopt program, discuss your home and family setting and set up the arrangements for "PickUp" of your new furry friend.

For the first 2 weeks you will be "Fostering-To-Adopt"

If all the "Foster Parent" "Foster Pet" and the Volunteers at the Humane Society are happy with the placement, your adoption will be processed.  By Email (snail mail if you don't have email) you will be sent your adoption contract, purchase information on insurance available for your pet, Microchip Registration info and a copy of the pet's Health Record. 

Our new pet parents and our pets are important, and we want to make sure everything is exactly right!

Simcoe and District Humane Society is a non-profit, charitable organization Chartered in 1953, Performing Animal Welfare Services in and around Norfolk County since the early 1950's. 
The Society is funded by fundraising efforts and donations from the community and relies solely on volunteers to work with the animals and raise the money for their care. 
Please, we want you to understand that we have not stopped working during COVID-19 and have learned a lot in a unique way of sheltering.

We will slowly open more days and hours, but we ask that you don't come inside unless invited.  We will do our best to facilitate the purr-fect adoption of your new fur-ever friend
Please bring a proper carrier with you to take your new furry friend home!

Donate today ... www.paypal.me/sdhs
Charitable Organization #: 119150282RR0001

Visit our Foster or Foster-To-Adopt Pets

Adoptable After this period

It has gone so well for the last 2 years we are continuing our Foster2Adopt program!

Adoption Process

We might have small animals in our local pet stores, as guidelines allow and pet availability, some kitties may be at PetSmart Martindale Rd (Meadowlands) Ancaster, and of course, in our shelter and foster homes. 

Our adoptions are limited to our daily Virtual Foster2Adopt programs or our planned Foster2Adopt Events.  Pick up of the animals will be from the SimcoeDHumane Society Shelter, stores housing our animals in their adoption centre or as mentioned on Foster2Adopt Interview.

Thank you for understanding! 

Please Open your Heart and Home or make a donation to help the animals!

It Takes a Village .....

Thank you, God Bless and please Stay Safe!

Our Foster Homes and volunteers always enjoy showing off their special friends!

Things you should know (please read our Pre-adoption Information):

  1. If you are visiting one of our animals at a store or an event, you are still adopting pets from Simcoe and District Humane Society.  Please contact adoptions@s-dhs.ca or 519-428-9161 if you have any question about health records, previous conditions, or concerns.
  2. Post Adoption Vet Appointments are NOT refundable if arrangements have not been made with the shelter staff and manager.
  3. If your pet is sick upon taking him/her home, you MUST contact the shelter 519-428-9161 press 2 for emergency to seek instructions on care and be prepared to bring your new pet back to the shelter.
  4. Most of our adoptable cats are eating Royal Canin foods which can be purchased at the store
  5. Most of our cats are using NON-Clumping, UNSCENTED litter and should remain on such until they are at least 1 year old or for at least 3 months after adoption for adult cats.
  6. Please allow time to fill out our application online as it may take up to 1/2 hour.
  7. You will receive an email or phone call from SimcoeDHumane Society staff to go through your application and you may ask any questions regarding the pet's health, personality microchip registration and trial of insurance.  This may take a few days to complete as staff and volunteers are working 1 in the office at a time and some are working from home
  8. You must have a carrier to take your new furry friend home. We do sell 19" carriers at the shelter.
  9. We ask that you make a veterinary appointment at your Veterinary Clinic within 48-72 hours of adoption.  We know that appointments can be delayed but you must have an appointment scheduled.  During the Foster to adopt program, animals are looked after by the shelter and by the time they are adoptable All animals are deemed healthy and ready to be released. 
    1. SDHS cannot be responsible for conditions such as Upper Respiratory or even stool issues after they leave the shelter unless they are going home on medication or have known history before leaving the shelter.
    2. Please ask the volunteer/staff to go through the medical history of the animal to find out if they need continuing care for a medical condition such as special food for history of UTI or Digestive upset. 

CLICK HERE to view our Foster-To-Adopt Available Animals

Thank You to all our adoption partner locations for the quest in saving lives and giving SDHS the opportunity to be an Adoption Partner.

Visit our Pets for adoption at the following locations or drop of your donations

  • Ruffin's Pet Centre - 140 Queensway E, Simcoe ON N3Y 4Y7 519-426-7441
  • PetSmart - 14 Martindale Crescent, Ancaster, ON L9K 1J9  Ph: (905) 648-9600

Donations may still be left for our shelter at the following locations:

  • PetValu -160 Queensway East, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 2X3 Ph: (519)426-3709

Adoption Fees: From 2014 our adoption fees were never changed until we found the need to raise them in June 2021. Due to the cost of care of each animal and a drop in donations and fundraising efforts due to COVID-19 we have found our prices have needed to change once again.

These fees do not cover the cost of care but do help us find wonderful homes for our animals.  We also appreciate your donations to support our animal care programs to keep our adoption fees lower, which enables us to find suitable homes quickly. 

We also appreciate donations above the adoption fee when you are adopting.  Donations above $20 will be tax receipted.  

As of August 12th, 2021 Adoption Prices. 

(There may be future Adoption Price increases as we integrate food delivery and other services to benefit all involved, including the adopted pet and the adopters)


All animals are health-checked, dewormed, flea treated, microchipped and vaccinated to date with 2nd boosters if animals have been in care more than 3 weeks post initial boosters. 

Please Note: 3rd and 4th boosters for kittens and puppies will be an additional low-cost

  • Kittens under 1 year Price $175.00 (spayed/neutered)

  • Cats over 1 year Price $110.00 - (spayed/neutered)

  • Puppies under 1 year $500.00 (spayed/neutered)

  • Dogs over 1 year $400.00 - (spayed/neutered)

  • Bunnies under 6 months $100.00 (spayed/neutered)

  • Rabbits over 6 months $75.00 (spayed/neutered)(from 2020-Until they all find homes $50)
  • Small Animals, Birds and large Animals (ask a volunteer)

Check back for Adopt-a-thon specials 
Please bring a proper carrier, leash or cage with you to take your new furry friend home!

Pay for your adoption by e-transfer adoptions@s-dhs.ca 

OR

CLICK HERE TO PAY WITH PayPal

Adoptable Cats ~ Females

Adoptable Cats ~ Male

Available "Barn Buddies - Working Cats"

Find out more about our Barn Buddies - Working Cats Program

Click Here for our Barn Buddy Adoption Package and Downloadable Pre-Adoption Questionnaire

Adoptable Dogs ~ Females

Adoptable Dogs ~ Male

Adoptable Rabbits

If theAdoptable Rabbits portion is not working properly please CLICK HERE to view the many rabbits in care of SimcoeDHumane and ready for Foster2Adopt program.

Please open your heart and home to a bunny who will keep you "Hoppping"!

Small and Furry Animals