Fostering 2 Adopt Is Easy!

We Ask You To Help!       Foster or Foster 2 Adopt so we have room to help more!

Feline (Cats) Adoption Forms and Package

Click Here for our Feline Adoption Package

 Fillable Feline Adoption Form  and Downloadable Pre-Adoption Questionnaire

Canine (Dogs) Adoption Forms and Package

Click Here for our Canine Adoption Package                                                   

 Fillable Canine Adoption Form and Downloadable Pre-Adoption Questionnaire

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

Start your adoption application virtually!

~ Foster-to-Adopt ~

A 2 week Get To Know Your Pet Experience!
As we follow all government and Shelter Care Guidelines we will be Adopting "Virtually" (our new normal!)
Start your Foster2Adopt application visit: or
  1. "click" on the pet that you are interested in or on a "Generic Link".
  2. You will start the Process by creating an account OR signing in when you click the link
  3. Fill in the online adoption interview
  4. Please follow up with an email to and let us know you have sent in your application, also let us know the animal you are interested in
  5. 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.
  6. Your Adoption Fee (which includes a $75 non-refundable deposit) must be paid at the pickup time or can be e-transferred to

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

This 2-week period gives you time to get a Veterinary appointment, Research Pet Insurance, make sure you the "Foster Parent", your new furry friend or "Foster Pet" and the Volunteers at the Humane Society are happy with the placement, your adoption will be processed.

Within 24 hours of your initial Veterinary Exam, contact your Pet Insurance (personal choice).  If there is no info in your adoption pkg, please contact us! 

By Email you will be sent your adoption contract, information on insurance available for your pet, Microchip Registration info and a copy of the pet's Health Record.  If you don't have email, you will need to visit the shelter as requested. 

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 did not stop working during COVID-19 and have learned a lot in a unique way of sheltering.

We are open 11am - 3pm (closed Wednesday) and by appointment on Sunday.   When we have kittens, they may be at Ruffin's Simcoe and when animals are completely ready, they will be at PetSmart Meadowlands Ancaster. 

We will do our best to facilitate the purr-fect adoption of your new fur-ever friend
Please bring a proper carrier for cats or small animal OR leash or crate for dogs to take your new furry friend home!

Donate today ... e-transfer
Charitable Organization #: 119150282RR0001

Visit our Foster or Foster-To-Adopt Pets

Adoption Process

We might have small animals in our local pet stores, as guidelines allow and pets are available. Some kitties may be at PetSmart Martindale Rd (Meadowlands) Ancaster, Ruffin's Simcoe and of course, in our shelter and foster homes. 

Our adoptions are finalized electronically or in person at the shelter.  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 or 519-428-9161 if you have any questions 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 at 24 Grigg Drive, Simcoe, ON.  Your new pet MAY NOT be returned to any location other than the shelter OR you may drop off at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic Once arrangements are made.
  4. Most of our adoptable animals eat Royal Canin foods and your first bag of Royal Canin and possibly a case of cans is now included in our adoption price and is delivered right to your home!
  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 or how to sign up for 24 PetHealth Insurance (Trial no longer available).  This may take a few days to complete as staff and volunteers may be limited.
  8. You must have a carrier to take your new furry friend home. We may sell 19" carriers at the shelter, please ask if we have any in stock.
  9. We ask that you make a veterinary appointment at your Veterinary Clinic within the first two weeks of adoption (Foster2Adopt period).  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. Within 24 Hours of this appointment and if it is still available ~ Register for Trupanion's Gift of Insurance.  This will help you and help the Shelter! There are other Insurance Options and are your choice to Register.
      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. 

View our Foster-To-Adopt Available Animals Below

Thank You to all our adoption partner locations for the quest in saving lives and giving SimcoeDHumane 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
Great News! 
As Of 2024
Look what is included in Our Adoption Fees
with your first month of Royal Canin Food Delivered to your Door!

  1. Necessary Puppy and Kitten Care Helps Diagnose and Prevent Disease
  • Health Exams $200–$600 each
  • FIV/Felv Test or 4DX Test (Heartworm, Lyme) $65 - $145
  • 2nd health Check with Boosters $160-$250

If animal is still in care ~ 3rd Health Check with Boosters $160 - $250 (SimcoeDHumane will charge a small fee for 2nd and 3rd boosters).

  • Dewormer $25 – $60
  • External Parasite Control $35 - $85
  • Microchip $45-$75

Pre-Surgery Bloodwork $145 – 250 will be included if directed by vet or over 7/8 years old.

  • Feline Spay/Neuter $200 – 450
  • Canine Spay/Neuter $250 – 700

    Cost of Care for a free kitten……………...On the Low End $1,035 to $2165 on the High End

    Cost of Care for a free Puppy…………….On the Low End $1,085 to $2415 on the High End

If your pet is eating Royal Canin Food at the shelter, it also covers your first month of food delivered right to your door! Wow! 

Now we can help your pet with digestive issues as we don’t change their food, help the shelter using this auto-ship program which donates 10% back to the shelter and helps you spend more time with your pet as you don’t have to go out shopping for food.

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

NOTE:  Fact vs Fiction

  • FACT:  IT IS THE LAW that every animal (Dog, cats, ferrets, other pets, and farm animals) be vaccinated against Rabies by the time they are 3-4 months old.
  • FICTION: The Rabies vaccine doesn't matter if it is an indoor only pet. 
  • FACT: To be fully immunized your pet must receive a rabies booster 1 year after the initial booster even if a 2yr, 3yr was given AND your pet is only an indoor pet.
  • FACT:  Rabies Vaccines may only be administered by a Veterinarian.

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

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 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