Yikes! Cold, hot, fresh air!

Fourteen of our doggy doors are in need of replacing.

With this past brutal winter, many of the doors did not seal properly, allowing cold gusts of wind and snow to enter the inner kennels. These new dog doors can be opened by staff from inside the shelter to allow our dogs to romp outdoors and receive fresh air or remain closed to keep the dogs warm in winter and cool in summer.

Although the new doors cost $500 each, we are hoping that our community members will be willing to donate $50 to help us purchase as many replacement doors as possible. Your support is invaluable to us, as a not for profit organization.

To make a donation please click here


Your Donation Makes A Difference!

The HSDR operates solely on the generosity of the public and people who love animals. With your donations of money or goods you are helping us rescue and protect animals that are innocent victims of abuse and neglect. Help us help the animals - DONATE NOW! 

*We also accept E-Transfer, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to donate today!* 

KITTEN SEASON is almost upon us. Kitten season usually runs from March to October depending on the severity of the winter.
Many pregnant cats, cats with litters and just wee kitties found outside, on their own, are brought to the shelter for care. We have an extensive kitten foster programme and amazing foster families who bottle feed some of the babies every 2 hours. Last year we found loving homes for approximately 350 kittens.

Saving, protecting and nurturing these adorable kittens requires the HSDR to purchase and provide weigh scales, bottles, special food such as 'Baby Cat’, milk replacement formula (KMR), vaccines and procedures such as spays and neuters.
This year we are asking the community for help. Food alone costs the HSDR over $5000 for the season.
By donating $25 to KITTEN SEASON, we can purchase a case of food or a can of milk formula.
Please help us save these helpless little kittens as the season begins.

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Kitty Kare Program

For more information or to sponsor one of our kittens please call 905-665-7430 ext. 0 or click here.  

Monthly & One-Time Donations

Your donations will provide food and care for our animals. You can make a donation online using your credit card - it is quick, easy and 100% secure. You can also make a donation via mail or by visiting the shelter. To become a monthly donor click here


Gift of Life

The Gift of Life fund covers costs for animals that need extended medical treatment and care due to injuries caused by accidents or abuse.

Donate in Memorium/Tribute & In Honour

Make a donation In Honour or In Memory of someone. A card is sent to the individual with each donation. 

To make an In Memory donation, click here

To make an In Honour donation, click here


Donation of Supplies

Operation of the shelter requires many items such as food, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, etc. for the care of the animals, office materials and equipment for administrative activities. Donation Wish List.

To see our Amazon Wish List please click here! Here at the Humane Society of Durham Region we try to keep the animals as comfortable and happy as possible while they stay in our shelter. Along with lots of human interaction, walks for the dogs and play time for the cats, we try to engage in mental activities with the animals. These items will be used for enrichment and we would like to have enough supplies so that every animal has this enrichment every day. 

Donations of Securities/Stocks

To donate your gift of stock to the Humane Society of Durham Region, please click the following attachment/file Gift of Stock/Securities.

Wedding Favours for Pet Loving People

Why not begin your married life doing something meaningful like showing compassion to animals. 

Instead of giving traditional wedding favours, what if you choose to make a donation that would assist distressed or abused animals? Providing them with food, supplies, veterinarian care and spay/neuter programs. For more information and to see the available packages, click here


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*Official tax receipts are provided for all donations.