Animal Adoption

Please visit our Petfinder website to see animals available for adoption.

Animals are adopted to the best home possible determined by an interview process, by appointment only. While all animals are evaluated for obvious signs of health and/or behaviour problems, the shelter cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal. Approved candidate pets are placed for adoption.

Our adoption fees include a veterinary exam, flea treatment and de-worming. We have all animals spayed or neutered before going to their forever home. Any additional vet care such as blood work, a heart worm test, or vaccines may done by our veterinarian for an additional cost. City Animal Services reserves the right to refuse an adoption.

Animal Adoption Fees
Type of Animal Adoption Fee
Male Dog < 50 lbs $ 140.00
Male Dog > 50 lbs $ 180.00
Female Dog < 50 lbs $ 180.00
Female Dog > 50 lbs $ 230.00
Male Cat $ 90.00
Female Cat $ 130.00

The City Animal Services Centre does not endorse providing animals as gifts to other people and forbids its animals to be used as guard dogs. The staff at the City Animal Services Centre wants to make the adoption experience a good one for both you and your pet. If we can be of further assistance, please call us.

Dog Adoption Application form

Cat Adoption Application form

Lost and Adoptable Dogs and Cats

Lost or stray dogs or cats can be turned in by residents or captured by City Animal Services staff. Please contact The City Animal Services Centre at 519-631-7430. For a list of lost and adoptable dogs and cats please visit our Petfinder webpage.

Upon entering a dog or cat as stray or lost, City Animal Services staff scans for the presence of an identification microchip. If a microchip is found, ownership information is obtained and the lost or stray animal is returned to the owner. The City Animal Services Centre recommends that owners microchip their dogs and cats.