Thinking about giving someone a cat or a dog for their birthday or a special occasion? We strongly encourage you to give an Animal & Bylaw Services gift certificate instead. We believe that choosing a pet is an important personal decision, and owning a cat or dog is a responsibility for the lifetime of that animal. You can help the person on your list make a responsible choice by purchasing a gift certificate.
Why should I give a gift certificate?
Gift certificates give potential pet owners time to choose the best cat or dog for their home and lifestyle. Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination so you can give a gift in whatever amount you choose, and they are flexible. Gift certificates can be used towards the adoption of a cat or dog, or a license.
How do I purchase a gift certificate?
Animal & Bylaw Services gift certificates can be purchased in person at the Animal Services Centre at 2201 Portland Street S.E. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Animal Services Centre is closed on statutory holidays.
How much do I need to pay for an adoption?
Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount and this can be applied towards the cost of adopting a cat or dog. To pay for the full cost of adopting a cat you would need a $150 gift certificate. This would pay for the cat adoption, initial vaccinations, a microchip, a six-month licence, spay/neuter surgery, feline leukemia testing and a bag of cat food. To pay for the full cost of adopting a dog you would need a $200 gift certificate. This would pay for the dog adoption, the initial vaccinations, a microchip, a six-month licence, spay/neuter surgery and a bag of dog food.
How much do I need to pay for a licence?
Gift certificates can be used towards licensing any cat or dog. The typical costs for licensing are:
- Altered cats and kittens (up to six months old) - $15
- Unaltered cats - $30
- Altered dogs and puppies (up to six months old) - $36
- Unaltered dogs - $58
How do I find out which cats or dogs my gift certificate could be used to adopt?
Cats and dogs that are currently available for adoption can be viewed under adoptable cats and adoptable dogs (both updated every hour during regular business hours). You may also view impounded cats and impounded dogs for animals that may come up for adoption at a later date.