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Did you know? The Winnipeg Humane Society successfully finds homes for more than 4000 animals each year. However, we can’t accomplish this amazing feat on our own. Over 25% of WHS adoptions take place at one of our satellite Pet Adoption Locations (PAL) around the city of Winnipeg. We are currently partnered with 10 different pet stores and always looking to expand.

These locations include:

  • Petland (Pembina, Kenaston, Crossroads (Regent), St. Vital)
  • Petsmart (Kenaston, Regent, Polo Park (Empress), Leila)
  • Best West (St. Annes, St. James)

One of the main benefits of these offsite locations is the ability to reach a greater audience of potential adopters who wouldn’t have otherwise encountered our available animals. We recognize not everyone is going to stop by our shelter at 45 Hurst Way, so our partnerships with other pet stores enable us to bring animals to those shoppers we already know love and have experience with companion animals.

All adoptions, including those which take place offsite, are approved by WHS staff. Our PAL partners are trained to collect and communicate adopter information to the WHS, and together we work to make the best matches possible. We also have a dedicated team of Satellite Clerks (Hannah, Taylor, and Kyla) whose sole focus is to prepare, deliver and check in on the PAL animals to ensure they remain happy and healthy.

While our feline friends stay in the care of our PAL partners until adoption, we also have several offsite events throughout the year which include dogs and puppies. These canines attend the events thanks to our amazing Remote Canine Handler volunteers, who work with our PAL partners to help find each dog their forever home. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for more information about these events and to see when we will be at a store near you.