Adoption fees vary depending on the type and age of the animal.
Note: an administration fee of $5 or 5% (whichever is greater) will apply to all adoption fees upon checkout.
- Adult Cat – $125
- Kitten (6 months or younger) – $175
- Adult Dog (greater than 25 lbs) – $500
- Puppy (less than 1 year) – $600
- Small Adult Dog (25 lbs or under) – $600
- Bunny – $40
- Guinea Pig – $25
- Budgie – $15
- Fancy Rat – $20
- Hamster – $15
If you are adopting a dog, it is a requirement that you purchase a license for the municipality in which you reside prior to pick-up.
Licenses for St. Catharines and Thorold are available online at docupet.com and licenses for Grimsby are sold at our shelter. Prices vary.
These fees help to partially cover the cost of caring for your new pet’s stay at our shelter. The adoption fee includes:
- All cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and rabbits will be spayed/neutered
- At least one set of vaccinations for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens
- All cats and dogs will have a 24PetWatch Microchip to help your pet return home should they become lost
- All dogs will have completed a behaviour assessment
- Any medical treatments or surgeries that were required while in HSGN’s care
Plus, your new best friend = priceless!