In some cases, adoption may be able to be completed virtually with curbside pick-up (cats and small animals only). For more details, read our update here.

Congratulations on your decision to adopt a pet!

Adopting a pet is a long-term commitment – up to 10 to 20 years. Before bringing home a new pet, we recommend discussing the following with your household to ensure everyone is ready:

  • Will you have the finances for your pet’s necessary care, now and in the future?
  • Will you have ample time to spend with your pet, now and in the future?
  • Are there any major life changes coming that you know of which could impact your lifestyle and your pet?

If you’ve had these important conversations with your family and decided now is the purr-fect time for a new pet, see below for the details on our adoption process!

Modified Online Adoption Process
Quick Navigation


Health Screening

Before proceeding with your adoption, please make sure you and any members of your household are healthy. This means…

  • You/your household has not tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
  • You/your household have not experienced any of the following symptoms within the past 10 days: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath.
  • You/your household have not traveled outside Canada in the last 14 days.
  • You/your household are not in quarantine due to being a close contact with someone who has COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

If you meet any of these criteria you should be self-isolating per Alberta Health Service’s requirements. We invite you to come back to adopt once you have completed your mandatory isolation.

We appreciate your understanding so that we can keep you, our staff and community healthy!


Step 1:

View Our Adoptable Animals

Animals are placed on the website as soon as they are ready for adoption. New animals are added daily, so please keep checking if you do not see one who fits your family right away.

Step 2:

Submit an Adoption Request

Once you find an animal you are interested in, click ‘Adopt Me’ on their profile page. You will then be asked to create an Adopets account and answer some questions about you and your family, your lifestyle, and what you are looking for in a pet. This will help us make sure they’re a good match for you.

Step 3:

Phone Consultation

EHS staff will review the information you submit, then call within two business days to go through the animal’s medical and behaviour history and their lifestyle needs.

Important Information For Adopters

Adoption Requests
To give our animals the best possible chance of finding a suitable home quickly, we accept multiple requests for each animal which are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is possible we may already have interested adopters in line when you submit your request. Submitting an adoption request does not guarantee you will be able to adopt the animal you are interested in. We will keep you updated on their availability. You may have an active request for one animal at a time, and can cancel your request at any point.

Phone Consultations
If we are unable to reach you by when we call for your phone consultation, we can only hold the animal for 24 hours after leaving a message. It is in the best interest of the animal to place it into a suitable home as soon as we can, so we cannot hold animals for any longer. If we do not hear back from you within that time, your adoption request will be cancelled.

Step 4:

Meet & Greet Appointment

After reviewing the pet’s history, we will schedule a meet-and-greet appointment for your family and potential new pet. Depending on the public health restrictions at the time, your appointment may take place virtually or outdoors.

If all goes well, we will proceed steps 5 and 6 the same day, so be prepared to take your new pet home!

Step 5:

Finalizing Your Adoption

Now that you’ve decided on your new pet, we’ll review what is included with your adoption and answer any remaining questions you have.

You will then sign our adoption commitment form and pay your adoption fee. View our adoption fees and what’s included here.

Step 6:

Take Home Your New Pet!

It’s official! You can now start creating a lifetime of memories together with your new pet and family. If you need more time to get your home ready, please speak with our team.


View Adoptable Animals!

If you don’t find a suitable animal right away, we encourage you to keep checking back as new animals are added each day.


Adoption fees vary depending on the type and age of the animal. Please select the animal type below to see all pricing.

Note: an administration fee of $5 or 5% (whichever is greater) will apply to all adoption fees upon checkout.

Dog Type Adoption Fee
 Senior (7+ years) $155
 Adult (6 months to 6 years) $360
 Puppy (Under 6 months) $455
 Farm Friend $100
Cat Type Adoption Fee
Senior (7+ Years) $65
Adult (6 months to 6 years) $160
Kitten (Under 6 months) $225
Senior for Senior / Cattitude Cat / Barn Buddy By Donation
Animal Type Adoption Fee
     Finch/Dove $15-50
     Lovebirds/Cockatiel $35
     Budgie $20
Small Mammals Adoption Fee
     Gerbil/Mouse/Hamster $10
     Guinea Pig $20
     Pair of Guinea Pigs $35
     Rabbit $65
     Hedgehog/Sugar Glider $80

These fees help to partially cover the cost of caring for your new pet’s stay at our shelter. The adoption fee includes:

  • All cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and rabbits will be spayed/neutered
  • At least one set of vaccinations for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens
  • EIDAP Microchip to help your pet return home should they become lost
  • All dogs will have completed a behaviour assessment
  • Health check by an EHS veterinarian
  • Any medical treatments or surgeries that were required while in EHS’ care
  • Free exam at a local participating veterinary clinic within 10 days of adoption
  • Free six-week trial of Petsecure Pet Insurance for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens
  • Free ID tag at Bingo’s Pet Shop

Plus, your new best friend = priceless!

Questions? Email [email protected]