The Adoption Process

If you are interested in adopting a pet, you can view our animals available for adoption on this website, or visit our animal shelter at 620 Mahoney Rd Timmins, Ontario.

Please be aware that adoptions can take up 1-3 business days to process. Please do not assume that an adoption can be completed and an animal taken home the same day that you apply.

What are the steps to adopting?

1) Come in, meet our animals and speak to a Shelter Staff member.
2) Choose an animal.
3) Fill out an adoption application form.

You will need to provide two references and the name of your veterinarian. If you are renting your housing, please bring contact information for your landlord.

We are committed to finding our animals their “forever family”. If you have any questions regarding our adoption process, please feel free to contact us.

Download our Adoption Application Form:  Cat Adoption Application Form  or Dog Adoption Application Form

4) Complete an interview.

An interview is completed to ensure that the animal you have chosen is the right one for you, and that you are the perfect owner for the animal. Our goal is to find our animals loving, forever homes, so we want to ensure that it is the right fit for both parties.

5) You will be contacted and notified if your application was successful.

If you are successful, a pick-up time will be arranged during our hours of operation,  Monday to Friday from 10am-6pm . At this time, you will be required to complete the adoption contract, review it with a Shelter Staff member and pay the adoption fee.

If you are unsuccessful, you will be notified and a reason will be provided.

Please note that is is possible to have multiple applications on an animal. In these circumstances, our Shelter Staff will select who they feel is the best fit for the animal.

Included In Your Adoption

Included in your adoption fee:

  1. Animal Care items:
    • Spay/neuter
    •  Worm Treatment
    • Up-to-date vaccinations excluding rabies and Lepto
  2. Adoption Folder with your pet’s records and important adoption information
  3. Sample food from Science Diet
  4. Six weeks of free pet insurance from Adoptsecure
  5. Support from the TDHS team should you have any questions about your pet following adoption