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COVID-19 (Corona Virus) UPDATE

 

The Humane Society of Durham Region has implemented updated procedures for Phase 3 of reopening due to the ongoing COVID 19 situation. 

Since March, the HSDR is proud to have been able to continue assisting animals in need, while still offering services to the public following an appointment based and curbside model. 

As we enter Phase 3, we will continue to offer services by appointment and are now able to allow regular visitors to the shelter following an appointment based model.  To book an appointment to visit our shelter, please read through the following guidelines and call 905-665-7430 ex 0 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a visitation appointment.  Visitation appointments will be booked on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays between the hours of 12pm and 4pm only.  Please note, you must have a previously booked appointment in order to visit the shelter.  

FOR ADOPTIONS: 

We encourage anyone interested in adopting an animal to review all animals currently available for adoption on our adoption pages: For dogs click here, for cats click here, for small mammals click here. 

Call the shelter at 905-665-7430 ex 0 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a shelter visitation time.   

In person adoption interviews can be completed during your visitation appointment, if timing permits.  Our dedicated shelter staff will review the visitation appointment guidelines during your appointment booking.  

FOR ANIMAL INTAKES: 

Please visit the intake section of our website by clicking here.  If you have questions about an animal intake, please call the shelter at 905-665-7430 ex 0 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Animal intake appointments will continue to be booked following a curbside model, which will be explained to you during the intake appointment booking process.  If you have an urgent intake concern, please call the shelter at 905-665-7430 ex 0 during the hours of 11am – 6pm 7 days a week.  

FOR DONATIONS: 

Donations of items/supplies can be dropped off at the shelter without making an appointment anytime between the hours of 11am – 6pm, 7 days a week.  Kindly leave the donation of items outside the front doors of the shelter and our staff will bring them inside. 

If you would like to make a monetary donation in person you can do so without an appointment during the hours of 11am – 6pm, 7 days a week.  Kindly ring the doorbell at the front doors of the shelter and our shelter staff will assist you and bring you inside to make your donation by cash, cheque, credit or debit.  You can also make monetary donations online by clicking here

FOR PET FOOD BANK SERVICES: 

HSDR has been grateful to be able to offer pet food bank services for pets in need in our community and continues to do so. 

If you would like to access our pet food, you do not need to make an appointment.  Kindly ring the door bell at the front of the shelter between then hours of 11am – 6pm 7 days a week, and our staff will bring pet food outside to you.   

Alternatively, you can call the shelter at 905-665-730 ex 0 or send us an email to book a time to pick up food and we will place the food outside the shelter doors at the time of your appointment with your name on it for contactless pick up. 

FOR ALL OTHER SERVICES
Please call the shelter at 905-6657430 ex 0 or send us an email at 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

 

Toronto Humane Society's Durham Region Subsidized Spay/Neuter Transportation Service

https://www.torontohumanesociety.com/what-we-do/spay-neuter-durham 

 

Cat Spay/Neuter Voucher 

This program is to benefit low income individuals. In order to qualify you must be a resident of Durham Region and be able to provide photo ID with address and also be receiving on of the following subsidized incomes: 

• Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

• ODSP

• CPP Disability

• Ontario Works

• OVMA Safe Pet Program

In order to receive a voucher you must bring photo ID, proof of address and proof of government assistance. 

 

Food Bank

We have a public food bank to assist those who are going through a tough time to help them feed their pets. Our food bank is available to be used once per month and is for short-term help. We distribute food and treats as needed and available. Since we rely on donation for our food supply, the quantity and type may vary each day. We do our best to distribute equally and fairly to everyone in need. 

• A piece of Photo ID is required in order to access the food bank. 

 


 Community Events 

Please check back for upcoming events that we will be taking part in. 

 


 

Community Fundraising

 

2020 Whitby Firefighters Calendar

 
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 Community Partners

 

 

 

 

Community Adoption Partners

 

We have many offsite adoption sites for our animals. Please visit the following stores to see some of our adoptable animals. 

 

Pet Valu Bowmanville East - 243 King St. E. Bowmanville, ON P: 905-697-3523

Pet Valu Bowmanvill e West- 2377 Highway #2 Bowmanville, ON P: 905-623-6613

Pet Valu Ajax - 65 Kingston Road E. Ajax, ON P: 905-239-4459

Pet Valu Brooklin - 5949 Baldwin St. S. Whitby, ON P: 905-655-1704

Pet Valu Warren - 1 Warren Ave. Oshawa, ON P: 905-571-6235

Pet Valu Ritson - 300 Taunton Road E. Oshawa, ON P: 905-433-5564

 

 

Petsmart South Whitby - 1650 Victoria St. E. Whitby, ON P: 905-723-4823

 

 

Ren's Pets Ajax - 280 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax, ON P: 905-426-1009

Ren's Pets Whitby - 980 Taunton Rd. E. Whitby, ON P: 905-579-4611