FAQ

All you need to know about the NWT SPCAs most common questions! For general inquiries, you can email nwtspcayk@gmail.com

Help! I’ve found a dog!

If you’ve found an animal you think may be stray or missing please contact by law if you are within the Yellowknife city limits (867-920-2737) or the Great Slave Animal Hospital at 867-873-2579 if it is outside of municipal boundaries. Another great tactic many use is to post a photo on the Yellowknife lost pets Facebook page. In many cases, this is the simplest and best way to help an animal find it’s way home!

Help! I’ve lost my dog!

If you believe you lost your dog within the city of Yellowknife, please first call bylaw to make sure that they haven’t been picked up (867-920-2737). If your dog was found outside the municipal boundaries, they could be at Great Slave Animal Hospital, which can be reached at 867-873-2579. Many Yellowknifers find their lost dogs by using the Yellowknife lost pets Facebook page. Post a photo of your dog and location of last spotted – you’ll find many dog lovers around town will be on the lookout and eager to help.

Help! My animal is sick!

Our Business Directory has information on several local veterinary clinics as well as the Great Slave Animal Hospital. If it’s an emergency, the Great Slave Animal Hospital provides a 24 hour emergency phone line at 867- 446 – 2579.  If you cannot afford your pets medical bills, please contact us at medical@nwtspca.com or check out the Petcard Financing Program:

Petcard offers a simple and affordable way to finance the treatment or product your pet needs and it allows you to get it without delay. It is the ideal alternative to writing a cheque. Petcard’s veterinary financing programs ensure that you don’t delay the treatment your pet needs due to cost concerns, by offering you a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments. They will pay your veterinary or service provider in full now and you can repay them in affordable monthly payments.

For more information and to apply to for Petcard financing, please visit www.petcard.ca

How do I adopt a dog?

Thank you for your interest in pet adoption! Please fill out an application on our adoptions page to get the process started. Adopting is a big commitment and we do our best to find the most suited home for all our animals. For more information regarding the benefits of pet adoption as well as things to consider when choosing a new furry family member, please visit our resources page.

How do I make a donation?

There are three major ways to donate and be a part of the SPCAs vital mission of providing animals in our community with the safety and care they need.

  1.  By visiting our donation page here.
  2.  Through our partner, Canada Helps, a trusted non-profit that helps connect Canadian donors and charities. You can fill out an external donation form here.
  3. By dropping off money or supplies in person at the shelter. You can find a list of items we are in regular need of on our ‘wish list’ page here.
Where do I drop off recycling to donate?

Please sort all recycling into plasticcans, and glass before bringing it to the Bottle Depot. Once sorted, all donations can be dropped off at the Bottle Depot by visiting the Drop and Go kiosk. During the summer months ONLY you will be able to drop clean and sorted recycling at the NWT SPCA shelter.