We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking action to help protect the health and safety of our guests, volunteers and staff. In an abundance of caution, we are suspending all walk-in guests into Burlington Humane. Everyone who wishes to adopt an animal must complete an online adoption application. However, we are suspending applications from regions that are currently in lockdown (Ontario COVID Colour Coded Grey Regions) to comply with the Premier of Ontario’s recommendation that people do not travel outside their region.
If you would like to adopt an animal, please complete our online Adoption Application found on our website. There are separate forms for either Dog or Cat adoptions. Once the form has been submitted and completed, our Adoption Counselor will contact you by phone to discuss your application in more detail to better clarify the best fit for an animal in your home.
If you are cleared to move to the next step in the process, they will schedule an appointment with you to come in and look at our available animals. You are then welcome to accompany one of our volunteers on a tour of the cat rooms or dog kennels to meet our current residents! Cats and Kittens can be adopted that same day. 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 visit the shelter multiple times 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. If you do not meet your match on your first visit, we will keep your completed application on file for about four months. We look forward to meeting you at the shelter soon!!