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. Please call 905-637-7325 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we are not open to visitors just to say hi to the animals; our walk-ins are reserved for people who are sincerely interested in adopting. We also do not do walk-ins for dog adoptions, only cats. Please note that due to the limited number of staff, walk-ins are first come, first served. Each walk-in appointment can take upwards of an hour, so please be patient.
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 to meet our animals, and if you are intending to adopt a cat, please bring a pet carrier along as well. Although we no longer require it, you may want to wear a mask (we have masks here for your convenience).
Fill in an adoption application and talk with our Adoption Counsellor. If at all possible, please have the adoption application filled out in advance.
You are not guaranteed a cat by coming to the shelter. You must be approved to adopt by our Adoption Counsellor.
If you are intending to adopt a cat, have a Pet Carrier.
We only have a limited number of staff members and volunteers, and walk-ins are first come, first served. Each walk-in appointment can take upwards of an hour, so please be patient.
All members of the family must be present.
** If you are interested in a cat, please check our Facebook,Twitter, Instagram and YouTube pages featuring videos of available cats for more information on each cat’s personality and needs. When you come in, please come with two or three cats in mind to meet, in the event that you are able to move forward in the process and meet with our animals. You can then meet those specific cats so you can make your own judgement on their personalities. Please also continually check the website before you come in to ensure the cat you want to meet is still available for adoption. **
You can keep track of animals available for adoption on our YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for choosing to adopt. Due to a shortage of dogs and puppies available for adoption, there is a rise the number of puppy mills, particularly overseas. Learn more about this disturbing development from Humane Canada here. Burlington Humane Society is a proud member of Humane Canada, the federation of humane societies and SPCAs.