Learn about the benefits of pet adoption

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iAdopt for the Holidays

iAdopt for the Holidays sponsored by Petplan is a holiday adoption campaign that runs until Dec. 31 at participating SPCAs, humane societies and rescue groups across Canada to find loving forever homes for as many animals as possible.

  • Anyone who adopts from a participating SPCA or Humane Society will be automatically entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize of two $500 VISA gift cards – $500 for the selected winner and $500 to gift to the participating iAdopt animal organization of their choice.
  • Learn more about our sponsor Petplan and how pet insurance can help cover those unforeseen veterinary bills and help your furry friends stay healthy.


Animals adopted this holiday season
Cat and dog

Why adopt?

There are so many reasons to choose adoption when bringing a new friend into your family. Here are just a few:
  • You’ll be changing a life
  • You’ll be taking home a healthy pet
  • You’ll be saving money
  • You’ll feel good about making a compassionate choice
  • You won’t be supporting irresponsible pet breeders
  • You’ll be giving a deserving animal a second chance

Canada’s Cutest Adopted Pet Contest

Canada’s Cutest Adopted Pet Contest is now closed. Stay tuned for results!

Adoption tips

If you’re considering adopting an animal, or have already adopted, browse these adoption tip sheets for information about everything from choosing the right companion to teaching (in a positive way!) the behaviours you’d like to see more – or less often. Careful consideration before adopting, including research and planning, plus plenty of love, patience and a sense of humor, will foster a strong and loving relationship that will make you friends for life!

Dog Tips


Cat Tips


Small Animal Tips


Find a participating adoption centre near you:

Are you looking to adopt a pet? Find your closest adoption centre below and visit their website to view animals available for adoption. Change an animal’s life!

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Top 5 items to donate this holiday season

Can’t adopt this holiday season? Help animals in need by donating supplies to a shelter in your area.

Please check with your local shelter on their donation policies during this time.

1. Pet food/treats for dogs, cats and small pets

2. Cat Litter

3. Pet Toys

4. Gift Cards (to help buy cleaning and pet supplies)

5. Collars/Leashes