The Ontario SPCA kicks off iAdopt for the Holidays to help animals find loving homes

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Adopt, enter the photo contest or donate to help an animal 

Stouffville, ON (Nov. 14, 2022) – Change an animal’s life this holiday season with the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society’s iAdopt for the Holidays campaign, which kicks off today and runs until Dec. 25.

Presented by Swiffer®, the goal of iAdopt for the Holidays is to find loving homes for as many animals as possible at Ontario SPCA animal centres across the province during the holidays. Last year, close to 600 animals found loving homes across Ontario during the iAdopt for the Holidays campaign. With many people enjoying time off during the holidays and being home together as a family, now is the perfect time to welcome an animal into your life.

For the second year, as part of the iAdopt for the Holidays campaign, Swiffer will also be providing every adopter with Swiffer®’s Get Pet Ready Guide, that features tips and tricks on how to care for your new furry friend while maintaining a clean home. To help get the cleaning jobs done, Swiffer® Duster™ Pet Heavy Duty Starter Kit will also be provided to help adopters get their homes and hearts ready as they bring home a new furry friend this holiday season.

If you’ve already adopted an animal, you can help promote the benefits of adoption by entering Ontario’s Cutest Adopted Animal Photo Contest at There are amazing weekly prizes to be won, with items from Swiffer® and more, as well as a grand prize awarded to the pet with the most votes. Enter your pet’s cutest photo and encourage your friends, family, co-workers and neighbours to cast their vote. To enter or to vote, visit

You can also change the life of an animal in need this holiday season by making a donation. As a registered charity, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society depends on the generosity of donors to provide care and shelter to animals in need as they wait to find loving forever homes. Visit to donate. OR, new this year, adopt-it-forward by covering the adoption fee for an animal who may be overlooked by potential adopters because they are a senior pet or an animal with special needs.

“There are so many ways to get involved in iAdopt for the Holidays and change the life of an animal this holiday season,” says Dr. Stephanie Black, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. “If you aren’t in a position to adopt, you can make a real difference in an animal’s life by making a donation to help provide them with the care, shelter and love they deserve.”

To change an animal’s life during iAdopt for the Holidays, visit


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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society 

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity that has been operating for nearly 150 years. The Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario. It values all animals and advocates to treat them with respect and kindness. The Society strives to keep pets and families together and do so through a variety of community support services, such as sheltering and adoptions, including emergency sheltering, feral cat management programs, animal transfers, food distribution, humane education, animal advocacy, and spay/neuter services.

The Ontario SPCA does not receive annual government funding and relies on donations to provide programs and services to help animals in need. To learn more, or to donate, visit

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society Provincial Office sits on the traditional territory of the Wendat, the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of Scugog, Hiawatha and Alderville First Nations and the Métis Nation. This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. The treaties that were signed for this particular parcel of land are collectively referred to as the Williams Treaties of 1923.