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​What does my cat/dog/pet adoption fee include?

Dog adoption fees include:

  • An in-shelter physical performed by staff
  • Temperament assessment
  • Behaviour profile
  • First round of standard shelter “core” vaccinations (does not include rabies)**
  • Flea and other external parasite treatments as required
  • Routine deworming and other internal parasite treatments as required
  • Spay or neuter surgery (a voucher may be provided for pediatric surgeries at select locations)
  • Microchip identification implant and lifetime registration with the BC Pet Registry*
  • Certificate for a free veterinarian examination (at participating veterinary clinics & select locations)
  • Sample bag of food and coupon provided by Hill’s Pet Nutrition as fed in shelter
  • Six week free trial of pet insurance provided by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring

*All BC SPCA dog adoptions include a microchip and lifetime registration with the BC Pet Registry. Registration is $45 for lifetime protection which will be added on top of the adoption fee.

**Standard “core” shelter vaccinations for dogs include: distemper, adenovirus 2, parvovirus, parainfluenza and bordetella (kennel cough)

happy golden retriever lying on a cushion couch indoors getting pets from a man

Cat adoption fees include:

  • An in-shelter physical performed by staff
  • First round of standard shelter “core” vaccinations (does not include rabies or feline leukemia)**
  • Flea and other external parasite treatments as required
  • Routine deworming and other internal parasite treatments as required
  • Spay or neuter surgery (a voucher may be provided for pediatric surgeries at select locations)
  • Microchip identification implant and lifetime registration with the BC Pet Registry*
  • Certificate for a free veterinarian examination (at participating veterinary clinics & select locations)
  • Sample bag of food and coupon provided by Hill’s Pet Nutrition as fed in shelter
  • Six week free trial of pet insurance provided by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance
  • Their Hide, Perch & Go™ box (a cat’s personal temporary pet carrier)
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring

*All BC SPCA cat adoptions include a microchip and lifetime registration with the BC Pet Registry. Registration is $45 for lifetime protection which will be added on top of the adoption fee.

**Standard “core” shelter vaccinations for cats include: rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia.

Pretty cat with spotted fur looking up lying down on the floor

Rabbit adoption fees include:

  • An in-shelter physical performed by staff
  • Spay or neuter surgery (a voucher may be provided for surgeries at select locations)
  • Microchip identification implant and lifetime registration with the BC Pet Registry*
  • Certificate for a free veterinarian examination (at participating veterinary clinics & select locations)
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring

*All BC SPCA rabbit adoptions include a microchip and lifetime registration with the BC Pet Registry. Registration is $11.25 for lifetime protection which will be added on top of the adoption fee.

White rabbit being cuddled by girl

Small pet & bird adoption fees include:

  • An in-shelter physical performed by staff
  • Certificate for a free veterinarian examination (at participating veterinary clinics & select locations)
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring

Two guinea pigs with fluffy hair

Horse adoption fees include:

  • An intake exam performed by a veterinarian
  • A nutritional assessment and individualized feed plan
  • Certificate for complimentary nutritional consult, bag of feed and treats from Otter Co-op (at participating stores & select locations)
  • Castration of intact male horses
  • Hoof assessment and regular trimming while in our care
  • Lice and other external parasite treatments as required
  • Routine deworming and other internal parasite treatments as required
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring

Farm animal adoption fees include:

  • An intake exam performed by a veterinarian
  • A nutritional assessment and individualized feed plan
  • Castration of intact male farm animals
  • Hoof assessment and regular trimming while in our care
  • Lice and other external parasite treatments as required
  • Routine deworming and other internal parasite treatments as required
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring

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