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Animal Shelter Closed

To help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19, the Clarington Animal Shelter is currently closed to the public. Shelter staff continue to look after the animals in their care. Municipal Law Enforcement Officers are responding to calls for assistance for sick, stray or injured animals. While we appreciate donations, we cannot accept any during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Animals Services has developed a virtual adoption procedure. People who wish to adopt can fill out an online application. They will be contacted by Animal Services to discuss the animal’s needs, personality and ideal forever home. A video of the animal may be provided. You will not be able to meet the animal before the adoption. Before you arrive to pick up your adopted pet, you will be required to set a date and time, and the handover will be contactless.

You can search online to view animals available for adoption or visit the Clarington Animal Shelter.

Adoption hours are Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Adoption fees

Adopt a dog: $95
Adopt a cat: $130

If cats/kittens are too young to be spayed or neutered, a $75 rebate certificate is provided once owners bring in proof of the above procedure within 120 days from the date of adoption.

Both cats and dogs are micro-chipped and have a first vaccine. You will receive a free Clarington municipal licence and 30 days of shelter care pet insurance.

Meet and greet

We encourage all family members, including dogs, to participate in the meet and greet portion of the adoption process to ensure your chosen pet is the right fit for the entire family. We would have you meet the dog of interest first and bring your dog back for a second visit.

Featured Pet

Thelma and LouiseWe're Thelma and Louise, eight-month-old budgies who are available for adoption. We are both a bit nervous and unsure about new things, especially when the cage door is open. We're looking for a home with patience and understanding as we adapt to new situations. For more information about adopting us, please contact Clarington Animal Services. During COVID-19, the adoption process is a little different, and only approved applications will be contacted for a possible meet and greet. 


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