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How to Adopt

New Adoption Protocol from Burlington Humane

If you are interested in Adopting, you can call Burlington Humane to book an appointment to come into the shelter and fill out an adoption application.  Please call 905-637-7325 to book your appointment.  If you currently have a pet, or have had a pet in the past, you will need to send in your pet’s veterinary records before you come for your appointment.  You can send your pet’s veterinary records to adoptions@burlingtonhumane.ca.  Or alternatively, you can bring your vet records with you.

Please note, you will need to come with your vet records or have them sent to us before your appointment time in order to fill out an application.  We ask that all members of the family come together to your appointment, and if you have a pet carrier, please bring that along as well.  All applicants must be fully vaccinated to enter Burlington Humane.

Once your application is filled out, you will talk with one of our Adoption Counsellors.  If they feel you are able to move forward in the process, they will take you into meet with our animals. 

Check List

  • Appointment time booked with Burlington Humane
  • Vet records sent
  • Have a Pet Carrier (Pet carriers can be purchased at “The Loft”, Burlington Humane’s second hand store, located at the shelter).
  • All members of the family are attending
  • Have Proof of vaccination and ID.


View our Dogs Available for Adoption.

View our Cats Available for Adoption.  

Adoption Fees


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 hereBurlington Humane Society is a proud member of Humane Canada, the federation of humane societies and SPCAs.