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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.

TysonFeatured pet - Meet Tyson

Hi, I'm Tyson! I get my name from the famous fighter, Mike. Like him, I seemed to have been a fighter before I was brought into the shelter. I still have a little bit of the attitude in me, as you will notice with a hiss or two when I first see you. I’m still a little shy, but once you pet me, it won’t take long for me to warm up to you—if you're lucky, you might even get to hear me purr. When I was taken in for my neuter, I had some x-rays done which showed some arthritis in my front feet. This doesn't mean I can't live a long, happy life—I may just need some medication every once in a while when I start to feel a little pain. If you're in the market for a cat who will need a little work (and a lot of extra love and care) feel free to ask a staff member for more information! I come microchipped, neutered, vaccinated, and licensed if you live in Clarington.

* I would be best suited in a home without any other pets and no children.

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