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Burlington Humane Society formerly Animal Aid

740 Griffith Court
Burlington, ON L7L 5R9

Our Mission


The Burlington Humane Society is a non-profit organization which operates solely on the generosity of donations from the public.  We are dedicated to helping stray and abandoned animals in Burlington.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life and welfare for animals in our community, to provide a safe haven while we find “forever homes” for the cats and dogs in our care, and to make Burlington a more humane city for all animals.


Our vision is to sustain our reputation as being a premier “no-kill” humane society in Ontario.  We strive to continually improve our protocols and practices in order to ensure exemplary care for our residents and to act ethically and in the best interests of both animals and potential adopters.

We want the Burlington Humane Society to be the best possible place for:
Our animals  to receive loving and responsible care
Our potential adopters

Adoption Policy

How To Adopt An Animal From Burlington Humane

Cats and Kittens

If you are interested in adopting, we are open for walk-in adoptions for our cats from Tuesday through Saturday (10 am – 5 pm). When you come into the shelter, if you have not already done so, you will fill out an adoption application and then you will talk with our Adoption Counsellors.

After your interview with the Adoption Counsellors, if they feel you are able to move forward in the process, they will take you in to meet our animals. We ask that all members of the family come together, and if you have a pet carrier (for a cat), please bring that along as well. Although we no longer require it, you may want to wear a mask (we have masks here for your convenience).

Cats and Kittens can be adopted that same day. If you do not meet your match on your first visit, we will keep your completed application on file for about four months.

Dogs and Puppies

The adoption process for Dogs requires about 2-3 interviews with the Adoption Counsellors before bringing your new family member home. We encourage that the potential adopter and their family schedule multiple visits to interact with the Dog. An evaluation of all prospective adopters is completed with the objective of finding the best fit for the Dog in question.

We look forward to meeting you at the shelter soon!!

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