The Alliston & District Humane Society (ADHS)

The Alliston & District Humane Society (ADHS) attempts to provide shelter for stray and unwanted animals with priority given to abused and neglected animals. ADHS strives  for a 100% adoption rate, with a NO KILL policy for all animals deemed adoptable. Those animals deemed ‘unadoptable’ by a veterinarian due to illness, severe injuries or unsuitable or dangerous temperament are humanely euthanized.

ADHS opened its first permanent shelter and adoption centre on December 23, 2010. ADHS serves the townships of New Tecumseth, Mulmur, Adjala-Tosorontio and the villages of Cookstown, Rosemont, Hockley and the Town of Schomberg.

ADHS has been in operation since 1988 and is comprised entirely of volunteers. We are one of a few shelters in Ontario that currently functions with NO PAID STAFF. Your donations go directly to the animals.

ADHS runs a dog program, a cat program and a small animal program at our shelter.  As well, ADHS provides a lost and found reporting service, humane education programs and wildlife services to our communities.


Many people contact us to take in their unwanted animals. Without the help of the public, we just don’t have the money or space to take them all. There are many ways you can  help! There are many ways to DONATE or VOLUNTEER with us today!