This is it. You've given it serious thought, and you're ready to adopt. You're committed to giving a new family for life to one of our lovely furry friends who are just waiting for it. That's great!

Adopting a cat or a dog is indeed a long-term commitment. Their life expectancy can vary from 10 to more than 15 years (in human years)! It is therefore essential to make sure that you will not only be able to afford the financial investment, but also to offer this new companion a living environment that will meet its physical, intellectual and emotional needs.

Learn more about adoption, responsible breeders, stores, and services you should know about before you proceed. This blog post will get you started: Before you get a dog... | Humane Canada

Are you really ready? Follow these steps to adopt a pet with us.

Adoption procedure

  1. Browse the adoption profiles of our animals (cats, dogs or small animals).

  2. If one of our boarders catches your eye, come to the shelter during our opening hours to meet him or her! Please note that the animal you are interested in may no longer be available at the time of your visit. To maximize your chances of meeting one of our boarders, we invite you to come to the shelter no later than 3pm.

  3. For dog adoptions, all members of the household must be present at the meeting, including your other dogs if you have any.

  4. If you'd like to adopt an animal from a foster family, please fill out their adoption interest form and we'll contact you to set up an appointment. If the animal is already in the adoption process, you may not be contacted. We respond to requests Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  5. At your adoption appointment, you can meet the animal and talk to one of our consultants about the animal, its needs and the adjustments you'll need to make to welcome it into your home without a hitch!

Adoption fees

For cats and dogs, the adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, microchip implantation, initial basic vaccinations, an anti-parasite treatment, and a bag of Royal Canin food. We offer a 10-day health guarantee for minor problems, such as a feline respiratory infection.


  • Less than 8 months : 250$
  • 8 months and more : 125$
  • Humanitarian adoption : 75$*


  • Less than 8 months : 495$
  • 8 months and more : 395$
  • Humanitarian adoption : 295$

* Humanitarian adoption" means that the animal has special health needs. In such cases, the 10-day health guarantee offered by the SPCAO does not apply.

Small animals (rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.): $10 in most cases.

If you have any other questions or need help, please contact us at or at 819 243-2004 ext. 22.

Not quite ready to adopt? You can still help our animals - make a donation now or become a foster family!