Thursday, January 30, 2014

Visit the Ottawa Humane Society in February for a Second Chance at Love

There are many cats and dogs at the Ottawa Humane Society who are ready for that second chance at love.

They’re a little older now, a little wiser. They may have spent their youth in failed matches but are ready to give love another try.  

Some of these single pets have spent too much time at the OHS waiting for that forever home, watching families pass them over for younger versions of themselves – a kitten, a puppy. These mature singles get it, they've seen it all before – it can be hard to resist those floppy ears and that fuzzy fur of youth.

But these older pets aren't jaded. They’re hopeful that February will be their month, that it will finally be their turn at a forever friend. Could one of these dogs or cats be the right match for you?


Bart is keeping his paws crossed that you’ll stop by to say “hi.” He’s a happy-go-lucky sort of guy who wants to spend his golden years going for long walks in the neighbourhood with you. He has tan-coloured fur, big brown eyes and is 10 years young.


Comet would like nothing more than to spend cozy evenings curled up on the couch with some snacks (tuna treats, please) and a good movie. He’s a gentle fellow who will happily listen as you recount all the details of your day, occasionally chiming in with a “meow.” He’s a middle-aged guy looking for a lifetime commitment.

There are many animals like Bart and Comet at the OHS. To help these pets find that special match in the month of love, we’re giving adopters even more reason to take a second look at our mature cats and dogs: adopters who bring home a cat or dog aged five and older in February will be entered to win a gift certificate from Supply and Demand, voted one of Canada’s top restaurants by enRoute magazine. 

Qualifying adopters will also take home some heart-shaped pet treats and get 20 per cent off at the OHS Buddy and Belle Boutique on the day they adopt, excluding food. 

Adopt a featured animal and get a pet bed for dogs or carrier for cats and a heart-shaped toy. Information about the featured pet is available at the OHS.

To meet all the eligible pets, please visit the OHS at 245 West Hunt Club Rd. or one of our Pet Adoption Locations (PAL). For information of our PAL partners, please visit 

Natalie Pona
Manager: Communications 

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