Adopt a Pet


Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet from Hamilton Animal Services. The health and safety of our community, staff and pets is our highest priority. We have implemented new procedures to allow animals to be adopted into new homes with the least person-to-person contact we can safely provide. Learn more about our contactless Adoption Service and Available Pets below.

Although some of services are now starting to open, we are still closed for animal viewing at this time. We will continue to provide adoptions by appointment only.

Adoption Process

  • If you are interested in adopting a shelter pet, you can submit your application digitally by clicking the link below.
  • Our Adoption Team will review your application and schedule an adoption interview by phone or email.
  • If your application is a strong match, we will arrange a contactless meet and greet of the pet by video.
  • Completion of adoption paperwork and payment will be done digitally.
  • Our team will set an appointment for you to pick up your new pet using contactless pick up at the shelter. Team members will be present, maintaining physical distancing, to help see the pet off with their new family and answer any questions.
  • Due to the concerns around COVID-19 interested adopters will not be permitted to interact with the pets prior to adoption (except for dogs).

Submit application
Please Note: Our goal is to find the best match for the animals in our care based on the animal’s needs. Please note that this application does not reserve the pet you are interested in or guarantee an adoption. Due to the overwhelming number of applications, we will only be contacting the successful applicant for contactless meet and greets.

Our Adoptable Pets

View our adoptable pets on Petfinder. If you are interested in adopting a pet from Hamilton Animal Services, please complete the online application.

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Cats $178 HST included

Fee includes:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Age Appropriate vaccinations
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Feline Felv/FIV testing
  • Flea & De-worming treatment
  • Microchip identification
  • Lifetime Cat Registration

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Dogs $297 HST included

Fee includes:

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Age Appropriate vaccinations
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Flea & De-worming treatment
  • Microchip identification
  • First year free City of Hamilton dog licence


Community Partners

We work with many community partners to find homes for the pets that come into our shelter. If we do not have what you are looking for, please consider contacting our partners.

Contact us

Hamilton Animal Services
247 Dartnall Road Hamilton, L8W 3V9
Phone 905 574-3433
Email [email protected]