With special thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program, HSDR once again has openings for students looking for summer employment.
   Consideration can ONLY be given to candidates who are between the ages of 18 and 30; who were in school full-time this past school year;
   and are RETURNING to post-secondary school full-time in September.

   We are accepting applications for;
   1) Animal Care Workers (walking, feeding, exercising, socializing animals, as well as cleaning kennels, laundry of animal bedding, etc.;
   2) Shelter Service Agents (greeting the public, conducting adoption interviews, data entry, photocopying, etc); and
   3) Fundraising & Communication Coordinator - helping to plan and execute our annual Open House, Golf Tournament, Walk for Life! and Wine & Whiskers Gala.

   NOTE: All candidates MUST be prepared to work shifts that can start as early as 7:00 am and end as late as 8:00 pm,
   and MUST be available to work some weekend and holiday shifts!! Salary for these positions is $11.40 per hour based on a 30 hour work week,
   for 15 weeks, starting May 15 and ending August 26.

   Please send your cover letter telling us why you want to work with the animals, along with your resume, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



2017 Kitty Kare Program

Donate $150 to save a life of a kitten!


Kitten Season has started!

It costs HSDR more than $150 in out-of-pocket expenses to ensure a kitten is ready to be adopted. This covers vaccinations, micro-chipping and spay/neutering. And that's for healthy kittens who have been nursed and weaned by mama - similar to the cuties found in these real photos and stock photos.

However, most kittens who come to us are not so lucky - they are found abandoned at just days or weeks old and they have already picked up eye infections and upper respiratory infections, meaning they need medical attention right away. Also, in addition to the $150 as noted above, each kitten consumes about $60 worth of milk substitute over their first six weeks. And then there is the additional expense of the wet and dry food introduced as they grow.

As you can see, these furbabies need you to consider sponsoring their care and save their lives! Your tax-receiptable "Kitty Kare" gift of $150 will go a long way in providing the necessities they so desperately need to live!

What's more, you don't have to adopt your kitten - just show it your love by giving it a name. This is a great program for cat lovers who aren't able to adopt a kitten or cat due to allergies, travel, etc.

Sponsors will receive pics and weekly updates about their kitten, until they are adopted. To save your kitten, please call our office at 905-665-7430 and leave a message at ext. 225. Sponsorship's will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay!! On behalf of the kitties who are coming, we thank you!!


nd click on the DONATE button and follow the links. Sponsorship's will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay!! On behalf of the kitties who are coming, we thank yo

1st Annual Wine & Whiskers Gala a success! 


Celebrate the holiday season with Pet Pics with Santa!

The Humane Society of Durham Region (HSDR) is excited to announce their annual Pet Pics with Santa photo event! Over three weekends, the HSDR will be hosting this fun holiday event at Vandermeer Nursery & Garden Centre in Ajax.

Pet parents can celebrate the holiday season by having their pet pose for a photo with Santa. Parents and families are also welcome to join their pet in the photo shoot!

Stop by with your furry friend to celebrate the season and support the HSDR. All proceeds go directly to HSDR animals.

We hope to see you there!

Event Details:

Vandermeer Nursery & Garden Centre -
 588 Lakeridge Rd. S., Ajax, ON.*
Saturday, November 26th and Sunday, November 27th – 10AM to 4PM
Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th – 10AM to 4PM
Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th – 10AM to 4PM 

Friends for Life! Walk Durham Region set for Saturday September 24, 2016!

Registration is now open for the first annual Friends For Life! Walk Durham Region, in support of Humane Society of Durham Region!
We are proud to have KX-96 and CKDO as our Community Media Sponsors and know the day will be a fantastic, family-friendly event with entertainment, provided by Durham Region's own Ben Hudson!  Check out some of his tunes on his website 
Come and help us attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Most Dogs in Costumed Attire!  Current record stands at 1,326 and with the help of Durham Region's two and four-legged residents, we can beat it!
Registration for Adults is only $20, Kids are FREE!  Helps support animals in need.
To register or make a donation to a participant, visit our page at: 
We look forward to seeing you all there! 

HSDR 13th Annual Golf Tournament

HSDR's 13th annual golf tournament!

Registrations are now open for our annual HSDR Golf Tournament!  Now matter how you 'slice' it, you have to get in early as this tournament sells out!

All proceeds from this event will help support the animals at our shelter!  Be part of the DURHAM DIFFERENCE!

Sponsorship opportunities available!