Animal Adoption

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Adoption requests are considered for stray pets after the five- business day redemption period has concluded. The redemption period does not include Sundays, statutory holidays or any day in which the shelter is closed to the public. The shelter's first priority is always to reunite lost pets with their families. 

Animal adoption

Cats and dogs available for adoption can be viewed at:

Adoption application

Completed forms can be submitted by email to or in person at the shelter located at 26815 Civic Centre Rd.

Once the application is reviewed and approved, you will be contacted by phone regarding the next steps of the adoption process. All pets will be met in person by the potential adopters and the household family members to ensure compatibility. If you are looking to adopt a dog, the process will also include scheduling a meet and greet with your current dog(s).

Before adopting a pet

Adopting a pet is a lifelong commitment, ensure that you and your family are prepared for the responsibility. 

Find out more about what to consider when adopting a pet. 

Ask yourself

  • Am I financial prepared for the responsibility of pet ownership?
  • Is this type and breed of pet a good match for my family and lifestyle?
  • How much time do I have to socialize, exercise, and train my pet?
  • Am I prepared for unforeseen medical emergencies?
  • Am I willing to commit to and provide training to my pet even if they begin to display unwanted behaviours?
  • Am I prepared to keep and care for my pet for his or her entire lifetime?

Essential pet supplies

  • Water, food and feeding bowls
  • Leash, collar and/or harness
  • Cat carrier or dog crate
  • Bedding
  • Treats and toys
  • Grooming tools
  • Litter box and/or waste disposal bags 
  • Pet identification tag and microchip
  • Pet First Aid kit

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.