• Reporting

    Report Animal Cruelty to the Ontario SPCA at 310-SPCA

  • Until every pet is wanted
    your gift is needed

  • Until every pet is wanted
    your gift is needed

  • Sponsorships

    Become a community leader through various sponsorship opportunities!

    Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Donations

    Your generous donation to the KHS will help to save countless lives!

    Donate Now
  • Volunteering

    Volunteer your time to help our sick, abused, and neglected shelter animals.

    Become A KHS Volunteer
  • Adoption

    Bring home your new best friend today, they’re waiting for you!

    Learn More About Adoption
  • Fostering

    Provide shelter, food, and love while we take care of the vet bills!

    Learn More About Fostering
  • From Abandoned to Adored - On March 3rd, 2015, our OSPCA agent seized a cat who had been left without food or water in an apartment building. She was immediately assessed by our veterinary care staff. Her skin was scaly, her fur was coarse, her nose was swollen, and it was observed that her right eye was injured. Now affectionately […]


Financial Support

Financial Support

Our online giving form below gives you the option to make a one-time or monthly donation and will allow you to make a gift in honour of or in remembrance of another person or pet.
Monthly Donations—Provide ongoing support for the shelter’s animals by becoming a monthly donor. Monthly donors provide a reliable income for the Shelter which aids us in effective planning and reduces administration costs.
One-time Donations—Consider a one-time donation made to celebrate a birthday, wedding, graduation, retirement or just because…

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Tribute Gifts

Tribute Gifts

Do you want to honour the life of a friend or relative? Did your loved one care deeply about the welfare of animals? Making a gift given in a loved one’s memory can often help to bring consolation at a time of loss. A letter acknowledging your generous donation will be sent to the next-of-kin.
If you or a friend is suffering from the loss of a cherished pet you can make memorial donation in their memory. KHS will acknowledge your gift by sending the owner a special card acknowledging your generous donation in memory of their pet…

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Kuranda "Donate A Bed" Program

The Kingston Humane Society is currently in need of Kuranda beds for our shelter animals, so we have recently partnered with Kuranda’s Donate a Bed program. These beds are durable, chew-proof, and easy to clean! You can donate online, and Kuranda will ship the bed directly to our shelter.
For more information or to donate a cat or a dog bed to our shelter, please visit the link below:

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Donate A Car

Donate A Car

Donate A Car Canada provides free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car by clicking here, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location…

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Appealing to all Corporations, give a gift of hope.Show Kingston you care by helping homeless animals in our community! The Kingston Humane Society is pleased to offer our corporate partners excellent sponsorship opportunities for visibility and participation. A partnership with us will generate goodwill and emotional appeal for your business…

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Become A Member

Become A Member

Through your annual membership dues, you help sustain essential services provided by the KHS, including:

  • Providing 24-hour rescue services for animals in need
  • Caring for over 4,000 dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals a year
  • Assisting in reuniting lost pets with their owners
  • Providing education for children about responsible pet ownership
  • Providing medical treatment, feeding and caring for animals awaiting adoption
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Our Wish List

Our Wish List

Thank you so much for taking a look at our wish list of items that we need here at KHS. We update this list as our needs change, so please do keep checking on what we truly need…

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Host Your Own Event

Host Your Own Event

Some ideas to get you started:Do you have an idea for your own Kingston Humane Society fundraising event? We’d love to hear from you! We’re happy to offer advice to get you started. If you’re putting together a public event in support of the shelter, we may even be able to provide volunteers or an information booth on the day of the event and post the event on our…

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Leave A Legacy

Leave A Legacy

81% of Canadians contribute to charitable organizations throughout their lifetime. However, research shows that only 7% continue this support through a gift in their will or estate plan. We at the Kingston Humane Society would be pleased to assist you in planning for your legacy. Through our Gift Planning Program, you can plan your charitable gift to provide the greatest benefit to you, your family and the KHS. You may choose to make your gift during your lifetime or through your estate. You can also join together with a group of family and friends to create a named fund to honour or memorialize a loved one.

Talk to us to learn more about the options for planned giving:

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Kingston Humane Society Volunteer Program. Volunteers must be 18 yrs and over, with the exception of students 14 yrs and up registered in our Student Volunteer Program. For more information on the Student Volunteer Program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Children under the age of 14 are not eligible to volunteer at the shelter, however, we encourage them to help us out by creating posters showing proper pet care which we will gladly display around the shelter, or they can organize their own fundraisers or donation drives…

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Foster Program

Foster Program

Are you interested in fostering an animal with the Kingston Humane Society? Here are some answers to important questions…

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  • We recommend you visit this incredible website – ‘Before You Get A Pet: Future Pet Parent Guide’ from University of Guelph Veterinary School, which is a great reference for everything you need to consider when thinking of pet ownership.

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    • Pick out the dog or cat you would like to adopt. Please note its case number and/or name.
    • Every adoption application is evaluated by staff, and references are checked.
    • This process can take up to 24-48 hours.
    • A meet and greet will be required for dog adoptions, to families who already own a dog.
    • After adoption counseling, if it is deemed an appropriate match for you and the dog/cat the adoption is approved.
    • Sign the contract and other information.
    • Take home your new pet.
    Detailed Adoption Policies

    If an animal is medically unable to be spayed/neutered, a $50.00 voucher towards spay or neuter is given to the adopters for all unaltered dogs and cats.

    What is included in the price:

    Spay/Neuter, Health Check, Core Vaccinations, Rabies Vaccination, De-worming, Microchip, 6 weeks of Pet Insurance, Temperament Assessment.

    Not included in the price:

    Optional vaccinations and core vaccine boosters.

    Satellite Adoption Centres:

    Be sure to contact or visit these stores in the Kingston area to find out more about the KHS cats available at their locations.

  • If you are considering adopting a cat or dog from us then please fill out the appropriate form below and bring it with you to the shelter.

    CATS: Adoption Application

    DOGS: Adoption Application

    SMALL ANIMAL: Adoption Application
  • Forever Homes

    To adopt a pet from the Kingston Humane Society you will need to print the following document, write out the current date and sign it.

    KHS Adoption Contract
  • Various local animal care businesses have 1 or more of our shelter animals at their place of business. These animals are up for adoption, and can be adopted directly from their businesses or adopted after completing the paperwork at the shelter. Please check with the satellite centre to see which way they offer adoptions.

    Our standard adoption policies still apply; however, there are some additional points that you should be aware of. Satellite adoption centre staff does not work for the Kingston Humane Society and are mandated to refer certain adoption matters directly to the Kingston Humane Society. They are given a more narrow set of policies that they may adopt under. This is necessary because they do not have the benefit of the experience in screening applicants that the staff at the KHS does. There is a special Satellite Adoption Centre Questionnaire that is used to interview potential adopters.

    In the event that the person reviewing the form is not able to complete the adoption they MUST refer the adoption to the adoption coordinator at the Kingston Humane Society. Please understand that this referral may be for many different reasons and the satellite staff member reviewing this form is not allowed to discuss those reasons with you. This is to protect our satellite centre staff from trying to explain policy or decisions that they have no control over. Staff from the Kingston Humane Society will get in touch with you within 2 business days if your adoption cannot be completed at the Satellite Adoption Centre.

    We appreciate the exposure that the satellite centers bring to our Society, and ask you to help make sure the experience is beneficial to them.

    Returns are not allowed to satellite centers. After the adoption, any questions or concerns should be directed to the Adoptions Coordinator at KHS.

    Check Out Our Satellite Adoption Centers


We Need Your Help!

Thank you for your interest in the Kingston Humane Society Volunteer Program. Volunteers must be 18 yrs and over, with the exception of students 14 yrs and up registered in our Student Volunteer Program. For more information on the Student Volunteer Program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Children under the age of 14 are not eligible to volunteer at the shelter, however, we encourage them to help us out by creating posters showing proper pet care which we will gladly display around the shelter, or they can organize their own fundraisers or donation drives.

Dog Walking

This is one of our most popular volunteer opportunities. As a dog walker you will be enriching the lives of our dogs as they wait for their forever homes. Our KHS dog walkers walk all different sizes and breeds of dogs and in all kinds of weather.

Cat Cuddling

Volunteers help socialize our cats and kittens by cuddling and playing with them.

Adoption Events

Volunteers showcase our cats and kittens to potential adopters and assist with the adoption process at special Adoption Events held throughout the year.


Volunteer drivers assist us by transporting our animals to and from their vet appointments during the week.

Lost/Found Pet Program

Volunteers assist with administrative tasks for this program.

Special Events

Volunteers assist with various tasks at our Special Events held throughout the year.


Volunteers assist our Fundraising Coordinator with fundraising projects and activities.

Office Assistants

Volunteers assist staff in the front office with daily administrative tasks. Tasks may include answering the phone, computer work, filing etc.

Information Booths

Volunteers work in our information booth promoting KHS programs and services at various events throughout the city.

Handy Person

We are seeking volunteers to assist us with minor repairs and projects around the shelter from time to time. Repairs would include, putting up shelves, painting, fixing doorknobs, repairing flooring, repairing drywall, etc. If you are an experienced handy person and would like to help us keep the shelter in good repair, please contact the KHS Volunteer Coordinator.


We are seeking “Subject Matter Experts” to serve as volunteer consultants to the staff and Board of Directors from time to time for various projects and activities around the shelter. We are looking for assistance in the following areas:

  • Information technology
  • Human Resources and labour relations
  • Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning systems
  • Appliance maintenance and repair
  • Construction projects
  • Flooring
  • Roofing/eavestrough maintenance
  • Painting
  • Animal care and veterinary medicine
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical service and repairs
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Marketing

Ideally, Volunteer Subject Matter Experts will have accumulated significant experience and relevant credentials in their area of expertise. If you are interested in assisting as a volunteer consultant, please contact the KHS Volunteer Coordinator.

More Information

For more information about volunteering please contact or call .

Tel: +1-613-546-1291 Email: [email protected]

Complete a Volunteer Application Form

Please download and complete our volunteer application. Applications can be emailed, faxed, mailed or dropped off at our office at 1 Binnington Court. You will be contacted when a volunteer opportunity matching your interests and availability becomes available. All new volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training session prior to beginning their volunteer commitment with us. *Please Note* Due to our current resources, we are only able to contact applicants whose interests and availability match the needs of the Kingston Humane Society at any given time.
We thank you for your patience.
Download The Volunteer Form Download The Student Application Form
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