If you consider adopting a pet, you should realize that it is a huge commitment and responsibility.
But right now is the best time to adopt if you embrace your role as a pet parent and want to welcome a pet into your family and home.
We’ve compiled a list of the best animal shelters in Hamilton.
How much does it cost to adopt an animal from the shelter?
Generally, An administrative fee ranges between $6 and $25 — sales tax depending on the province applies to all adoptions. This fee covers some of the costs associated with processing adoptions and provides revenue that supports the animal Shelter.
Standard adoption fees
- Dogs and puppies:
- Cats and kittens:
- Birds, rabbits, and other small mammals:
The adoption fee includes:
- Spay/neuter surgery for dogs, cats and rabbits.
- Recommended vaccinations.
- Microchip and registration.
- Initial worming.
Here are The Best Animal Shelters in Hamilton
1. Animal Adoptions Of Flamborough
Animal Adoptions Of Flamborough is a registered charity, operated by a group of volunteers, with the sole purpose of caring for lost, mistreated, and abandoned animals. The organization is operated by a Board of Directors.
They feature a NO KILL policy. All the animals in their care are boarded/fostered until a secure, loving home is found.
They do not just give our animals away to anyone willing to take them. All of their prospective pet owners are screened very carefully.
Address: 1269 Centre Rd, Hamilton, ON L8N 2Z7, Canada
2. Hamilton Burlington SPCA
The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA (HBSPCA) is committed to thriving animals, thriving pet families and thriving communities.
Founded in 1887, our mission was animal protection and our focus was working animals.
Today, and guided by the human animal bond, the Society strives to keep people and pets together, help community members be the pet parents they want to be and be a voice for sentient beings who have none.
Address: 245 Dartnall Rd, Hamilton, ON L8W 3V9, Canada
3. salty animal rescue
We at Salty Animal Rescue are here for one reason, to help advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. We are the founders, Karly and Katelyn Saltarski.
As sister’s we have shared a passion for animals since before we could talk. From day one we have submerged our lives with animals, especially the ones in need.
We have always dreamed of one day being able to help those animals and now our dream has become a reality! We cannot wait to finally have the opportunity to give these animals a chance at the life we know they deserve.
Address: Dundas, Ontario
4. Ladybird Animal Sanctuary
Ladybird Animal Sanctuary is an official registered Canadian Charity based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Ladybird Animal Sanctuary is a unified voice for abandoned, abused and neglected animals.
Together, through a network of volunteers, foster homes, educators, animal lovers and exceptionally generous people, we aim to eliminate the unnecessary suffering of domestic animals in local shelters.
Ladybird rescues cats, dogs and small animals and is a champion for seniors, those with costly medical issues, and so-called ‘hard to adopt’ animals.
Through the countless lives forever impacted through Ladybird’s efforts, we know that every life is worth saving and that a loving home awaits all these deserving creatures.
Address: Mailing Address: Box 80005 RPO, Concession St, Hamilton, ON L9A 0A6, Canada
5. City of Hamilton Animal Services
Hamilton Animal Services play such an important role in this city covering such a wide range of duties and services.
Hamilton Animal Service has a variety of dogs, cats, and other pets looking for a new home. When you adopt a pet from the municipal shelter you are giving that animal a new start.
Address: 247 Dartnall Rd, Hamilton, ON L8W 3V9, Canada
6. Brant County SPCA
The Brant County SPCA is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing animal protection and welfare services in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant for over 45 years.
These services include providing care for homeless animals, community outreach initiatives, pet adoptions, and humane education.
Address: 539 Mohawk St, Brantford, ON N3T 5M8, Canada