Our mission is to keep people and pets together when they are experiencing poverty and precarity in Ontario. We do this through community programs, humane education and financial assistance. Below you’ll hear about a few of our current programs, please view the individual program pages to see them all.

Community Programs

We design programs with the purpose of helping the greatest number of people and animals. One of the biggest ways to help that we see in Ontario right now is by increasing pet retention. It’s a fancy phrase for keeping people and pets together. We work tirelessly to create and maintain programs that address this important issue. We offer one-on-one consultations for people who require financial aid, behavioural advise or need support for any pet related challenges they are facing. Our goal is to help that person keep their pet, because pets are family. Our newest initiative will help people in emergency situations with temporary foster care for their pets. Animals that would otherwise have no place to go, will soon be able to be reunited with their loving guardians. The Guelph Lost Pets page on Facebook that helps reunite people with their pets (and reduces the number of pets ending up in the local shelter to be re-homed).

A new program now provides a safe place for cats age 14+ to go when they are at risk of euthanasia in Ontario. Super Senior Cat Sanctuary places cats in loving homes or hospice.

Humane Education 

We believe humane education is a vital part of teaching everyone to make the kindest choices for people, animals and the environment. It is an integral part of our organization. We have several programs that provide educational opportunities, including our Travelling  Library, Kijiji Outreach, and School Presentation programs. We also develop a wide variety of free resources to share with pet guardians like where they can find pet friendly transit and our list of 500+ animal organizations.

Recently we have created a colouring book that provides the important message that pets are family. Soon to be released, stay tuned!

Financial Assistance

When fund allow we provide financial assistance for veterinary care, supplies and behavioural training to keep people and pets together.



Page last updated July 2020