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Oakville & Milton Humane Society

445 Cornwall Road
Oakville, ON L6J 7S8

Our Mission


We are dedicated to protecting and making life better for animals and connecting the communities that care about them in Oakville and Milton.

Oakville & Milton Humane Society is:

Engaged with our communities
A trusted partner

Our 2019-2022 Strategic Plan is built on four pillars: Quality of Care, Financial Stability, Community Engagement and Suitable Facilities. By giving voice to those who can’t speak for themselves, OMHS will continue to raise awareness to the challenges our animals face, and deliver programs and services that help inform the community why its support for animal welfare is so critical.

Adoption Policy

Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet from the Oakville & Milton Humane Society! In response to the challenges the shelter has been facing with COVID-19, we are limiting interactions between the public and our staff in order to help stop the spread. This means that interested adopters will not be permitted to view the animals in person.

For those looking to adopt a dog or a puppy, an opportunity will be given to meet with the dog or puppy prior to adoption after a successful phone meeting with the best matched applicant. Introductions to any current dogs or puppies in the household will also be arranged to ensure the dog or puppy is a good fit for the family.

The Oakville & Milton Humane Society strives to find great matches for both the animals and those looking to adopt them. The first step to finding that match is for you is to view the adoptable animals on on the following webpage:

Once you have found an animal who you would like to adopt, please complete and submit an Adoption Application. Please only apply for one pet at a time (or two if you are looking to adopt a pair). Your Adoption Application cannot be processed unless you indicate which animal you are applying for. If you express interest in multiple animals, the Adoptions department will only be able to process for the first animal listed.

In order to adopt a pet, applicants must:

Please click here to see the animals that are currently available for adoption.

In order to adopt a pet, applicants must:

Be at least 18 years of age;
Have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in your household;
Have valid identification, with current address (Driver’s License is preferred)
Provide a completed Adoption Application
Please choose the relevant Adoption Application:

If you would prefer to fill out the Adoption Application by hand, please print the form and scan in the completed copy to the Adoptions department by email at or by faxing it to 905-845-1973. You may alternatively drop off the application in the drop-box located left of the shelter’s front entrance. Photographs of the Adoption Application will not be accepted. Hard copies can be picked up at the Oakville & Milton Humane Society at 445 Cornwall Rd., Oakville, ON L6J 7S8.

All Adoption Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. A member of the Adoptions department will contact you within 24-72 hours of receiving your application.

We also have a Special Adoption Program for cats with unique needs. Click here to learn more.

Do you have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact our Adoptions department directly at 905-845-1551 ex. 147 or by email at

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