Adopting a Cat or Dog
Contact Us/Visit Us at the shelter by appointment.
Appointments are typically booked between 9 am - 11 am. During your visit, you will spend time with your prospective pet and, in the case of dogs, go for a short walk on the grounds.
Adoption is a significant decision and our policy requires a minimum of two visits before making the choice to adopt. Dogs must meet all people and dogs that are typically in the household during the visits to ensure compatibility.
If the adoption proceeds, you will complete an adoption agreement and will be provided additional information including our return policy.
The fee, $400 for dogs, $500 for puppies 6 months and under, and $200 for cats, $250 for kittens, is payable in cash, debit or by eTransfer. Note: Fees are adjusted for senior animals.
The Grey-Bruce Animal Shelter is committed to ensure that all cats and dogs that pass through our adoption facility are vaccinated for rabies, distemper and parvo (dogs), spayed or neutered and all dogs micro-chipped. However, there will be SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES when these procedures cannot be performed prior to adoption. The Shelter manager shall determine which circumstances are deemed to be special. Where such special circumstances exist, an adoption will only be permitted if the adopter agrees to the terms of and signs the GBAS /ADOPTER/SPAY NEUTER AGREEMENT which can be obtained at the Shelter front desk at time of adoption.