Our Mission:

The S.H.A.I.D. Tree Shelter Society endeavors to relieve the suffering of animals by providing temporary care and Shelter to Helpless Animals in Distress, be they abandoned, homeless or unwanted and attempts to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes.

The Society also strives to educate the public in responsible pet ownership and promotes the spaying and neutering of pets.

About Us:

S.H.A.I.D., standing for Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress, is a small shelter located near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. We are a Non-Profit organization registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Over the years, S.H.A.I.D. has evolved into a no kill shelter where animals do not have time limits and are only euthanized for serious medical conditions or severe aggression issues, making them  unadoptable.



The shelter is located at 950 Mulloch Road just outside Bridgewater.

From Halifax: Take the 103 to Exit 11 and turn towards Blockhouse. At the four way stop, turn right and continue along this road (Hwy. 325) to Whynott’s Settlement. You will see a blue sign indicating the regional recycling center and a smaller sign at the corner pointing left up the hill to S.H.A.I.D.  Turn left onto Mulloch Rd. and the shelter is at the top of the hill on your left.

From Bridgewater: Take Hwy. 325 towards Mahone Bay. Just after the Oakhill Fire Dept. you will start climbing a twisty hill. Mulloch Rd. is just after you reach the top of the hill. You will see a blue sign indicating the regional recycling center and new signs at the corner pointing right up the hill to S.H.A.I.D.  Turn right onto Mulloch Rd. and the shelter is at the top of the hill on your left.


Shelter Hours:

Open to the public, every day, excluding Holidays from 11 am to 3 pm.


Our devoted Staff, along with a small group of wonderful volunteers, keep our Shelter running.

Shelter Manager – Harold Rowsell

Office Administrator – Rebecca Rowsell

Melissa Murphy

Kristin Whynot

Vicki d’Eon

Charlotte Harnish

Della Dearden


Board of Directors dated January 1, 2018

President – Danny Lohnes

Vice-President – Jamie Lynch

Treasurer – Tiffany Joudrey

Secretary – Patrick Hirtle

Fay Patey

Wendy Emino

Kevin Emino

Trina Corkum

Tanya Barry

Susan Wells

Robert Patey



As of February 2018, S.H.A.I.D. had 113 paid up members for the 2018 calendar year. It is easy to join or renew your membership. Just click here; SHAID Membership Form for access to our membership form for the current year.  Annual dues are $10 per person or you may make a one time Lifetime Member payment for $100. S.H.A.I.D. Members are our lifeblood and help us to show that there are many like-minded people who support us in our mission of caring for and re-homing companion animals.