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 call 416-338-PAWS.
  • 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.

What to Provide

  1. A driver’s licence or identification with your current address
  2. 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.

Adoption Fees

View available animals.

Animal/Pet Adoption Fee
bird (budgie, finch) $5
bird (cockatiel) $20
bird (small parrot) $50
bird (large parrot) $100
fish $5
cat $75
dog (male) $185
dog (female) $215
rabbit $40
mammals $40
rodent $5
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Thank you to Hill’s Science Diet and PetSmart Charities of Canada for their generous donation to our adoption program.