Our Pet Project

Why do we need you?

We know that pets make us happier and healthier. They lower our blood pressure, help us keep a healthy weight, and alleviate depression. At Peterborough Humane Society, Our Pet Project is our way of thanking pets for making us healthier and happier by helping them become healthier and happier.

Our New Animal Care Centre located at 1999 Technology Drive will help more pets find their perfect people. In turn, this will help make the community happier and healthier by bringing new jobs, national attention and new resources to the City of Peterborough, Peterborough County, the surrounding region and beyond for generations to come.

Our new Animal Care Centre will be over 24,000 square feet and contain three programs under one roof:

  • The Peterborough Humane Society’s Shelter, Adoption and Education Centre
  • A High-Volume Low-Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic to provide affordable spay and neuter services to prevent pet overpopulation and
  • Canada’s first Dog Rehabilitation Centre created in partnership with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

We’re thrilled to share that construction has begun on our new centre! Help us make the final stretch of our $10 million goal (of which $7.6 million has been raised!) by making a donation

Image above created by Jason Wilkins

MATCH More Pets and People

While the current site on Lansdowne Street East has served the City and County of Peterborough since 1956, we have outgrown the space as we are caring for more animals than ever before. In the new purpose-built facility, animals will have more room and be exposed to less noise and stress which reduce their anxiety and set them up to find their forever home that much sooner.

From 6,000 sq feet to 24,000 sq feet of care built with animals needs in mind.

From 1,300 to over 2,000 matches per year in the new facility.

PREVENT Pet Overpopulation

In our new High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic, people from all over Eastern, Central and Northern Ontario can have their pets spayed or neutered to keep their animals healthy, safe and help prevent pet overpopulation. Similar Clinics operated by the Ontario SPCA and affiliate humane societies have seen people travel as far as 240km to access this kind of Clinic!
From 1,200 animals spayed and neutered a year to 5,000 a year

It Pay$ to Spay
1 Female Dog + Her Offspring = 67,000 Dogs in 6 years
1 Female Cat + Her Offspring = 420,000 Cats in 7 years

Please note: Our new centre will take 18 months to complete. We do not offer spay/neuter services to the public in our current facility.

SUPPORT the Underdog

In partnership with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Peterborough Humane Society’s new Animal Care Centre will be home to Canada’s first ever Dog Rehabilitation Centre. Using the latest evidence-based research, animal behaviour specialists will create a customized rehabilitation plan for dogs that need more support and individualized care because of abuse, neglect or trauma.

The new Centre will establish Peterborough Humane Society as a hub for collaboration with Northern communities, strengthening our ability to support the health and wellness of Northern dogs.

Renderings of our New Home


Our Generous Sponsors



“The new Centre will touch many lives, not only in our community, but regionally and provincially. It’s a direct result of what can be accomplished on behalf of animals and communities when organizations work together. The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a valuable partner in this integrated approach to providing animal welfare services”

Chris White
Board Member & Campaign Chair, Peterborough Humane Society

“Peterborough loves its pets. The Peterborough Humane Society’s new animal care centre will be another example of why we are ranked among the Top 10 pet friendly communities in Canada. A First in Canada, we look forward to sharing what we learn; collaborating with other animal care organizations and being a leader in caring and advocating for animals. My family and I are proud to call this Our Pet Project”

Nicole Truman
Board Chair, Peterborough Humane Society

“Gussy makes me feel happy and joyful and makes me feel better when I am not well. She lays with me and makes things better. She is my best friend.”

Rylee Morey, 7
Daughter of Shawn Morey, Executive Director, Peterborough Humane Society

Contact Us

Peterborough Humane Society
385 Lansdowne Street East
Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3

Phone (705) 745-4722
Email a.tindale@ptbohs.com
Charitable# 11925 1056 RR0001

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