Adoptions

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You are sure to take home a wonderful animal when you adopt from the Edmonton Humane Society.  Our behaviorists and medical staff work hard with each adoptable animal to overcome any challenge an animal is facing.  Our general staff and volunteers also work together to keep a basic routine with all animals in our care to help the animals keep basic training like being housebroken, or teach them basic training.  Our goal is to provide animals to the community that settle well into homes. 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PUT ANIMALS ON HOLD ONCE YOU HAVE NOTICED ONE ON OUR WEBSITE THAT YOU MAY WANT TO ADOPT.  WHEN YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A PARTICULAR ANIMAL THAT YOU SEE ON OUR WEBSITE (ESPECIALLY THE POPULAR BREEDS), YOU SHOULD ARRIVE EARLY AT OUR SHELTER ON THE DAY THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME.  THE PEOPLE WHO ARRIVE AT THE SHELTER THE EARLIEST RECEIVE THE FIRST CHOICE OF ANIMALS.  (hours of operation)

 

ALSO, EXPECT THE ADOPTION PROCESS TO TAKE 2 - 3 HOURS OR SO.  PLEASE ALLOW YOURSELF AMPLE TIME WHEN YOU VISIT OUR SHELTER.

 

ANOTHER NOTE:  Some of our rabbits and guinea pigs are sometimes on display at Paradise Pet Centre in St. Albert as we have a fantastic partnership with that wonderful locally owned and operated pet store.  Read more on how Paradise Pet Centre was the leading pet store in our area to stop selling cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs and instead adopts them out on behalf of rescue groups and the EHS. 


 Dogs up for adoption

 

 Cats up for adoption

 

 

Other pets up for adoption

 


*NOTE:  WE CURRENTLY HAVE A NUMBER OF WONDERFUL "MOUSING CATS" WHICH WOULD BE GREAT FOR BARN/ACREAGE/SHOPS, ETC. LOOKING FOR A HOME.  FOR DETAILS, VISIT OUR "BARN BUDDIES PROGRAM" PAGE.

 

Adoption process

Other animal welfare organizations

How to recognize a responsible breeder

 

 


 

**Prices may vary on dogs involved in transfer programs

 Adoption Prices 2014

Puppy (under 4 months)

$325

Puppy (4 to 6 months)

$275

Dog (small breed age 6 months and older, 12" to the shoulder, and/or 5 kg and under)**

$275

Dog (age 6 months and older and more than 12" to the shoulder)** 

                     $200

 Senior Dog (over 6 years)$100
Senior Dog (over 6 years - additional fees may apply for extra services like dental cleaning)

$200

Kittens (under 4 months)

$200

Kitten (4 to 6 months)

$180

Adult Cat (6 months to 6 years)

$130

Senior Cat (over 6 years)

$60

 Senior for a Senior (click here for more information) Free
 Barn Buddies Program (click here for more information about this program) Free
 Cattitude Cats Program (click here for more information about this program) Free
Gerbil or Hamster

$10

Rabbit (all adults are spayed or neutered)

$80

Guinea Pig

$15

Degu

$20 Pair or $15 single

Chinchilla/Hedgehog/Sugar Glider

$35

Budgie, Dove, or Finch

$15 ‐ $50

Cockatiel or Lovebird

$35

Potbelly Pig

$75

Ferret
(includes microchip/vaccines/spay or neuter)

$130

Reptiles

Varies

Exotic Birds

Varies

 
Dog/Puppy and Cat/Kitten Adoption Prices Include:
  • Spay or neuter surgery 
  • First set of vaccines
  • Complimentary veterinary exam- courtesy of local participating veterinarians
    *MUST BE ATTENDED WITHIN 10 DAYS OF ADOPTION
  • FIV and FeLV testing for all cats/kittens De-worming (if under six months of age)
  • Microchip identification
  • Complimentary cat carrying box (cat/kitten/rabbit only)
  • Adoption information kit 
  • One year free pet licensing issued for adopters who live in Strathcona County
  • Pet Insurance (complimentary pet insurance for six weeks after adoption)
    provided by Petsecure
  • Health exam at shelter
  • Collar I.D. tag (cat/dog)
 

 

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