Thank you for considering pet adoption. There are many animals staying at our shelters that need a home. View animals available for adoption online or contact animal shelters.
Rabbit Adoption Event!
Starting November 21 to December 5, adoption fees for rabbits will be reduced to $20. The rabbits at our shelter are spayed/neutered and vaccinated for rabbit hemorrhagic disease. An important reminder that rabbits are not starter pets and adopting one will require a similar commitment to taking home a puppy or kitten. While adoption fees are reduced, other expenses will be ongoing throughout the rabbit’s life. But we promise you, the rabbits at our shelters are special little beings with individual personalities that make it all worth it. Meet our rabbits available for adoption.
Second Chance Dogs
Check out our new adoption program, Second Chance Dogs. We are investing in dogs from our shelters and sending them to get extra training, and are looking for families that can continue their training at home.
Things to Consider Before You Adopt
- Are you looking for a companion for your child or a dog to exercise with? Why you want to adopt can help you determine the species and breed that will fit your lifestyle.
- When you adopt a pet, you are making a commitment to care for the pet for the rest of its life. This can be up to 20 years. For a shorter commitment, consider adopting an older pet.
- How much time and space you have. Dogs and cats need exercise, play and companionship every day.
- Food, veterinary care, pet licence and other supplies will be a consistent expense.
- There are important information you should consider when adopting pets from overseas to ensure animals and humans are protected against diseases. Learn more about Adopting & Importing Pets from Overseas.
Fees and What to Bring with You When You Adopt
What to Provide
- A driver’s licence or identification with your current address
- Payment of the adoption fee in cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard or American Express
Whenever possible, all family members should come into to the shelter to select a new pet.
View available animals.
|bird (budgie, finch)
|bird (small parrot)
|bird (large parrot)
Preparing Your Home for a New Pet
- Have all necessary supplies ready for your dog or cat – food, bowls, leash or harness, collar, brush, toys, scratching posts, bed, crates, litter box.
- Put away household chemicals such as cleaners, insecticides and antifreeze.
- Place houseplants out of reach – some are poisonous to animals.
- Keep potentially harmful household items out of reach including garbage, medicine, pins, elastics, thread, needles, etc.
- Have separate areas for your new pet and existing pets. Pets need to be introduced to one another slowly.
- Keep doors closed including the doors to your washer and dryer, closets and cupboards.
If Your New Pet is the Wrong Match
- Pet adoptions are usually successful.
- If the adoption is not a good match for the new owner or the pet, you can return the pet to the shelter. Please call us first to make arrangements: 416-338-7297.
Thank you to Hill’s Science Diet and PetSmart Charities of Canada for their generous donation to our adoption program.