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Adoption

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Animal Shelter now open

The Clarington Animal Shelter is now open Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to purchase animal licences, drop off adoption applications, and drop off stray/unwanted animals.

To adopt an animal, fill out an online application with the animal ID/name of the animal you would like to adopt. We will contact you to discuss the animal’s needs, personality and ideal forever home. A video of the animal may be provided. 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. Please call the animal shelter when you arrive to allow for COVID-19 screening before you enter the shelter. No entry is allowed past the locked doors in the lobby unless an appointment is made to visit an animal.

Adoption hours are Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, from 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, we will provide a $75 rebate certificate once the  owner provides proof of the spay or neuter within 120 days of the adoption date.

Both cats and dogs will be micro-chipped and have their first vaccine. You will also receive a free Clarington municipal pet licence.

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. Once you meet the dog of interest, you can bring your dog for a second visit.

Featured pets

Janice the cat

Meet Janice, a domestic short-hair cross who is available for adoption. Janice is an often outgoing and independent kitty, but sometimes she wants to be on her own. She's a quirky girl, about one-and-a-half years old, and is looking for a home without young children.

If you would like more information about Janice, please call and speak with our shelter staff. With COVID procedures in place, the adoption process is a little different and only approved applicants will be contacted for a possible meet and greet.

 

MarcieMarcie came into the shelter as a feral cat, without much socialization with people. Since joining us at the shelter, Marcie has come to enjoy attention from staff and being pet. She will need a quiet home with someone patient to continue to help her build trust with people. Marcie would do best in a home without children.

If you would like more information about Marcie, please call and speak with our shelter staff. With COVID procedures in place, the adoption process is a little different and only approved applicants will be contacted for a possible meet and greet.

Search for animals available for adoption

Use the tool below to help you find the right pet and companion. Start your adoption process today.

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