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Welcome! There are more than 100 furry friends on any given day that are happy you stopped by - whether to adopt, donate, volunteer, participate in events or just to inform yourself of who we are and what we do - every effort, big or small, makes an immediate difference to an unwanted, neglected or abused animal in your community. So get comfy and check out all that we have to offer - for starters you can click on our Facebook, Twitter or You Tube links. It doesn't cost anything and helps us get their message out.


Humane Society Statement regarding current situation:

As the contracted Animal Care & Control Service provider for the City of Sault Ste. Marie, we enforce the Animal Care & Control by-law and the Dog Owners Liability Act, which includes regulations for pit bull type dogs. As a result of this contract we are a designated Pound in the Province of Ontario and must follow all legislated requirements including inspections.

When releasing animals that come into our care we are required to determine several facts such as the rightful owner, ensuring all criteria and regulations for the Provincial Dog Owners Liability Act are met including the breed of dog.

We cannot comment on matters that are or may come before the court. But those facts will be accessible to the public once they come before the courts.

We would like to remind all dog owners that having current veterinary vaccine records and a city licence will ensure a quick and often, no charge reunion with your beloved pet.

To address your concerns with the pit bull regulations in Ontario, you can contact your MPP

For some real facts vs all the fiction out there, click here.





2019 City of Sault Ste. Marie Dog Licenses are available!

If you are purchasing a new dog license -

1. Complete the  Dog License Application and email to 

2.  Choose your license type from the drop down menu and hit Pay Now.

License Type


If you are renewing your 2018 dog license, simply choose your license type and hit Pay Now. 


Join us for one of our biggest fundraisers!

Click here for poster & details

Click here for pledge sheet!

Northern Outdoor Raffle

Don't miss out on a chance to win 1 of 3 amazing prizes for our Northern Outdoor Raffle! 

Tickets are only $10 each.

The Draw will take place at our Annual Dog Walk event this year on Saturday September 14th, at the Roberta Bondar Pavillion.

Click here for a full view of our poster to see the prizes and details

Click here for ticket locations!


Kind Kids Raffle

We would like to acknowledge all the generous kids in our community that collect donations for the animals out of the kindness of their hearts. 

So throughout the year, kids who make donations to the shelter pets are invited to enter their name into a free draw for a Galaxy Cinema Gift Basket ($50 Galaxy Cinema gift card, snacks and an honorary Junior Membership). 

The draw will be held December 31st, 2019.

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