Animals at our centre are here for a variety of reasons. Their owners may no longer be able to care for them, or they may be stray animals who found their way into our care.

While they are in our care, our animals receive:

  • Veterinary assessment. We treat medical issues before putting our animals up for adoption. Occasionally, some of our adoptable animals have ongoing medical conditions that won’t affect their quality of life (or their ability to make a loving pet!). If that’s the case, we’ll make sure you’re aware of it and understand what to expect.
  • Behaviour assessment. Our animal intake staff performs a behavioural assessment of each animal that is brought to us. When you take your new friend home, you’ll know what his/her issues are, and how to correct them.
  • Companionship and playtime (enrichment). Our staff and volunteers interact with all of our animals daily, so we get to know them pretty well. Does your new companion need a lot of exercise? Or perhaps a lot of alone time? Is he/she affectionate only on their terms? We’ll tell you everything we know about them. Our adoption process includes an in-depth conversation with you to make sure your animal matches your lifestyle – and vice versa.

Cats

Are you ready to adopt a cat? Cats can live up to 18 years – or more! Before you adopt, please consider the following:

Food Costs

Cats need to be fed according to their weight. There are a wide range of food choices out there. They vary in price – and quality. Be sure your budget allows you to feed your cat a healthy diet.

Scratching

This is a natural cat behaviour – don’t discourage it! Instead, provide your cat with scratching posts. Nail caps can also help keep your furniture safe. Our team is happy to provide you with advice on this topic.

Veterinary Care

We recommend taking your cat to the vet once a year for a health-check. You may also consider doing regular flea and deworming treatment. Finally, should an emergency arise, be sure to have the proper funds available. We recommend pet insurance, or setting money aside in a separate account for pet-related emergencies.

Exercise

As much as we all love snuggle time, don’t forget that your cat needs exercise! Can you set aside time every day to play?

Grooming

Cats are masters of personal hygiene, and bathe themselves regularly. However, they will still need regular brushing and nail clipping.

 Age

Remember that kittens need more playtime than older cats. They can also be messier! Think about what you’d like your life with your cat to look like. If you’re out a lot, an older, calmer cat might be a better fit for you than a rambunctious kitten.

Ready for a cat?

Visit our Adopt page to see who’s ready to go home!

Not ready yet?

Consider fostering a cat instead!

Dogs

Are you ready to adopt a dog? Dogs can live up to 20 years – or more! Before you adopt, please consider the following:

Food Costs

Dogs need to be fed according to their weight. There are a wide range of food choices out there. They vary in price – and quality. Be sure your budget allows you to feed your dog a healthy diet.

Training

Dogs need to be taught discipline. Obedience training is highly recommended.

Veterinary Care

We recommend taking your dog to the vet once a year for a health-check. Dogs also need yearly vaccines, heartworm medication and flea treatment. Finally, should an emergency arise, be sure to have the proper funds available. We recommend pet insurance, or setting money aside in a separate account for pet-related emergencies.

Breed

Different breeds have different needs. Do your research to make sure the breed you’re interested in adopting is a good fit for your home.

Exercise

Dogs need daily walks and exercise. Some breeds need even more than others. Do you have the time to devote to this? Set some time aside every day to get active with your dog!

Grooming

Dogs require brushing and nail clipping – some more than others. Be prepared to find a groomer for this – or learn to do this yourself.

Human Contact

Dogs need daily human contact. Breeds have different lifestyle needs, so choose a breed that matches yours!

Age

Puppies are adorable – but have you got the time and energy for one? Do the research – an older dog might be better suited for you.

Ready for a dog?

Visit our Adopt page to see who’s ready to go home!

Not quite ready yet?

Consider fostering a dog instead.