Adopting an Animal
Step 1: Adoption Questionnaire
Step 2: Submit Application in Person and Have a Conversation
Step 3: Meet and Greet
Step 4: Finalizing the Adoption
When you adopt a new family member from our shelter or network community retail partners such as select Pet Valu and PetSmart locations within Durham Region you are saving a life of a cat, dog or other animal. We'd be delighted to help you make the right match and adopt an animal!
Owning a pet means providing essentials such as a balanced diet, litter, licensing, socialization and vaccinations. It is important to remember providing a home and care for a pet is a big commitment. The HSDR's step-by-step adoption process guides you through what you need to know about adoption and if adoption is the right fit for you. We help you through each step to complete an adoption, from meeting with adoption staff and learning about you and your lifestyle to meeting your new best friend.