How to Adopt

New Adoption Protocol from Burlington Humane


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.  Click here to learn more about what to expect with our walk-in appointments.

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) or leash (for a dog), 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).

Cat Adoption Application

Dog Adoption Application


Check List

  • Fill in an adoption application and talk with our Adoption Counsellor.
  • If you are intending to adopt a cat,  have a Pet Carrier or a leash if you are intending to adopt a dog.
  • All members of the family are attending


** 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.


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.