Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
All of our animals receive an examination by our veterinarian before entering the quarantine period of their stay with us. While visiting with the vet, vaccinations are brought up to date as necessary, and any ailments found upon exam are prescribed the necessary treatment(s).
Prior to the end of their quarantine, our animals are sent to be spayed and neutered, after which time they can be made available for adoption. Those puppies and kittens who are too young for this surgery are adopted with a valid spay/neuter voucher as part of the adoption contract.
Additionally, all dogs receive microchips implanted before their departure to their adoptive homes (for cats, this can be provided for a small fee). In the case of both dogs and cats, initial deworming and flea treatment is also provided during their stay in the shelter.
The SPCA of Western Quebec receives no government funding and relies solely on adoption fees and donations to cover all costs incurred in operating the shelter, and providing all of the necessities to our animals. As well, some animals may require a significantly expensive surgery or treatment in order to prepare him or her for adoption, typically due to a pre-existing condition, injury, etc. at the time the animal was admitted to the shelter.
*Please note that adoptions will not be processed less than 1/2 hour prior to closing as 30 minutes is the minimum time required for the necessary paperwork involved.
We do request that potential adopters bring family members along to meet our anmals, as well as any pets they currently have, so that all are in agreement with the chosen dog or cat at the shelter. Our adoption process begins with a written questionnaire - also available online via our website - to aid in ensuring a perfect match with the animal you have selected. Following approval of the questionnaire by our adoption counsellors, an adoption contract is then completed and signed by all parties, and the full adoption fee is required at this time. Unless there is a requirement for the animal to remain at the shelter for an additional period - for surgery, for example - your new pet would be available to go home with you that same day.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.