ADOPTING FROM THE NWT SPCA

ADOPTION is a big step! Whether you are just looking, or you are ready to adopt, the NWT SPCA is here to help.

         


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PET ADOPTION?

Adopting a pet comes with numerous advantages, including: 

  • You are saving two lives. Millions of healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized every year, simply for a lack of a home. When you adopt your pet from a shelter, you're not only giving a deserving pet a loving home, but you are creating a space for another dog in need of finding a home. 
  • Some adoptable pets are already trained. 
  • When you adopt an older pet, you will often get a sense of their personality and temperament. You also already know their full-grown size!
  • An adoption fee can save you money! Our adoption fees often include vaccinations, spay/neutering, microchips, and other veterinary costs to help prepare the pet for a new home. 


HOW CAN I FIND A PET THAT IS THE BEST FIT FOR MY FAMILY?

As you begin your search for a new family member, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Most importantly, you need to think through what will be a good fit for both your family and the pet. 

These considerations when adopting a new pet can include:

  • Activity Level - It is important to consider the energy level of your future pet to ensure it matches that of your family. 
  • Dwelling Type - The amount of space in your home is a crucial factor in determining the right pet for you. Do you have a yard or access to outdoor spaces? Will those spaces be safe for your pet? 
  • Family Dynamic - Is your home a hectic place with kids running around? Do you have other pets? How will ensure your new companion will get along with everyone already living in your home? 
  • Time - How much time do you have to spend with a pet? Would you like a pet that needs lots of attention, or would you prefer a pet that is more independent? 
  • Training - Many adoptable pets are already trained, or at least partially trained. You would need to consider the amount of training you want to do, in order to determine both the type and age of your new companion. 

There are many things you need to consider to make sure you get the pet that is best suited to your family, lifestyle, and home. The best way to ensure your family chooses a compatible pet is to consult with shelter staff. 

We can help match you with a pet that will fit both your needs and the needs of the pet. 

    

Thank you for your interest in pet adoption!
To get the process started, please fill out and application and send it to adopt-foster@nwtspca.com

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