Reasons to adopt

Here are a few reasons why you may decide to adopt your new dog, cat, or rabbit/pocket pet through the PEI Humane Society:

Save a life

You are helping us save companion animal lives by re-homing one of the Island’s homeless pets.

Offer animals new hope

Many pets are innocent victims of circumstance – because moving, allergies, or other unforeseen events – and deserve a new loving home. These needy animals bring you unconditional love and companionship.

Variety is the spice of life!

We have it all – from purebreds to the most unique crossbreeds. Don’t be limited by looking for a specific breed; crossbreeds often have the best of both worlds.

Animal personalities

Our knowledge of the animal’s characteristics, activity level, needs, traits and care requirements give the best chance for excellent family matches and placement.

Experienced Animals

We don’t just have puppies and kittens; we also have many experienced animals who know a thing or two. With older pets there’s less guesswork – more often, what you see is what you get – which helps when looking for a compatible pet.

Knowledgeable Staff/Volunteers/Trainers

Our goal is achieving happy endings.  The PEI Humane Shelter staff and volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help you decide on the pet that’s right for you, for your family and for your lifestyle, so our pets find life-long homes.  We will help answer all of your questions and discuss ways to make the addition of a pet into your home a smooth and happy experience for everyone.

Health Care

Vaccinations, sterilizations, identification and a complete physical examination with a veterinarian are all included in the adoption fee.


After the adoption, we are happy to answer your questions and help with problems you may have. If we can’t help, we’ll try to find someone that will!

To find the right pet for you, visit the PEI Humane Society at 309 Sherwood Road, Charlottetown.