Adoption Process

 

Process

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No Contact Adoption Process

Although the shelter at 245 Dartnall Road remains closed to the public, the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is pleased to offer safer, no contact adoptions. It is our priority to keep members of the public and shelter staff safe while also giving pets a chance at finding loving homes.   

Adopting a pet is a big decision and it is our goal to help you find a perfect match between you and your new family member. Have you found a pet that you would like to adopt? Please email hashcroft@hbspca.com; please place the name of the pet you are interested in the subject line of your email to begin the no contact adoption process. 

 

Step 1 – Browse. Decide. Email.

All available pets are viewable on www.hbspca.com. Pets have a personalized profile to help you get to know them better. When you have found a pet that, you are interested in adopting please email hashcroft@hbspca.com with the name of the Pet in the subject line to find out more about our No Contact  Adoption Process. 

Step 2 – Adoption Application.

The application questions include contact information, and ask yours or your family’s lifestyle and expectations, this helps our staff determine if what you are looking for is a good match with the animal you have selected, and what aspects of care or behavior may need additional discussion.

Step 3 – Phone Consult.

An adoption staff member will contact you to discuss any known medical and behavior history. This conversation is a good opportunity for you to learn more about the requirements of pet parenting and ensure that both you and the potential new family member will be happy together.  

Step 4 – Finalize the Adoption and schedule a no contact pick up.

If agreed that a good match has been found, the adoption will be completed. You will receive the pet’s medical, microchip registration information and a copy of the adoption contract via email. The shelter’s copy of the adoption contract will be available for the adopter to sign at the time of pick up. 

 

Why adopt from the HBSPCA? Not only is adoption saving a life, it’s also a great value. When you adopt from the HBSPCA you benefit from the guidance of experienced Adoption staff who are there to get the best fit. They take your and your potential new pets’ needs and expectations into consideration, ensuring a successful placement. You also get peace of mind, your new pet will come up to date with veterinary care and a microchip. The HBSPCA also provides post adoption support offering 7 days of support from our onsite Companion Animal Hospital and a lifetime of support and information from experienced shelter staff.

2020 was a year of high demand for companion animals.  We understand that we may not have the pet you are looking for and you are anxious to add a furry companion to your home.  We urge you to do your research to ensure that your new furry companion is coming from a reputable source.

Hamilton/Burlington SPCA is a proud member of Humane Canada, the federation of humane societies and SPCAs and they have put together a helpful resource for anyone looking for a dog.  You can view the information here 

Adoption Prices:

Dogs and Puppies $425 +
Cats and Kittens $200 +
Rabbits $45 – $105
Small Animals $11 – $50
Birds $21 +

Your adoption price includes:

Adopting a pet is a rewarding experience and is an exciting time for everyone. To help your pet get off to a healthy start and a smooth transition into your home, establish a relationship with a veterinarian early. When you are ready to adopt, choose a veterinary clinic and schedule an initial exam to get on the right track for a long, happy life for your new companion.

Dogs / Puppies

Up to date vaccinations
Heartworm testing/prevention (if pet is old enough while in our care)
Flea Treatment/Prevention
4 weeks of Pet Insurance
City of Hamilton License
Microchip
$25 off obedience classes
Spay/Neuter
Rabies Vaccination (if pet is old enough while in our care)
Dental cleanings/extractions and bloodwork (when recommended by our veterinarian)
Up to date deworming
1 large bag of the Royal Canin diet the pet has been eating in our care
A Lifetime Of Support

Cats / Kittens

Up to date vaccinations
Flea Treatment/Prevention
4 weeks of Pet Insurance
Spay/Neuter
Microchip
Rabies Vaccination (if pet is old enough while in our care)
Dental cleanings/extractions and bloodwork (when recommended by our veterinarian)
Up to date deworming
1 month supply of the Royal Canin diet the pet has been eating while in our care
1 case of Royal Canin wet food
A Lifetime Of Support

For more information on adopting from the HBSPCA, read the Before you Consider Adoption document 

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