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In October 2007 we opened the doors to a new, state-of-the-art, LEED certified, 40,000 square foot facility. The shelter allows us to safely care for more than 8,500 animals every year, and provides a space for our educational, advocacy and animal welfare services.

Learn more about our building’s sustainable design features

 

Education Area

The classroom is a multi-purpose space used for events such as tour group presentations, volunteer information sessionsdog obedience classes, and kids programs.

Dog Pods and Socialization Rooms

Visible from the visitor gallery, each socialization room is surrounded by groups of eight dog pods. These areas provide an opportunity for visitors and volunteers to interact with dogs in a comfortable and controlled environment.

Behaviour Training Room

The behaviour training room provides a space to advise clients about options to treat pet behaviour problems.

Veterinary Clinic

This facility is equipped to provide medical and surgical care to in-shelter animals and subsidized spay and neuter to the public. Read more about our clinic.

Cat Rooms

The Cat Condo – a room instead of cages – is a fun space for the cats to play in full view of the Visitor Gallery. As well, these rooms have generous display cages adjacent to the Visitor Gallery. The Wards include ‘Get Acquainted’ rooms to facilitate interaction prior to adoption.

Cat Isolation Wards

The cat isolation wards provide safe, clean and isolated areas for cats who have once carried infectious illnesses, are on special diets or do not feel comfortable living in a condo with other cats.

WHS Gift Shop

Our boutique offers fun and practical merchandise for both you and your pet. Shop inside the shelter or online!

Shelter Location

The new shelter is located at 45 Hurst Way (at Waverley) and features some beautiful green space in the back, including walking trails, a pond and small wooded area.

Dog podscommunity cat roomWHS Gift Shop