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The average dog that comes into the care of the BC SPCA receives:

  • In-shelter physical
  • Temperament assessment
  • Behaviour profile
  • First round of standard shelter “core” vaccinations* (does not include rabies)
  • Flea and external parasite treatment as required
  • Routine deworming and other internal parasite treatment as required
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring
  • Housing
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning and supplies

Average cost of care for dogs based on an average length of stay of nine days: $445

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

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The average cat that comes into the care of the BC SPCA receives:

  • In-shelter physical
  • First round of standard shelter “core” vaccinations** (does not include rabies)
  • Flea and external parasite treatment as required
  • Routine deworming and other internal parasite treatment as required
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Medical treatment if required while in our care
  • Daily in-shelter care and monitoring
  • Hide, Perch & Go™ box
  • Housing
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning and supplies

Average cost of care for cats based on an average length of stay of 18 days: $455**

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

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The BC SPCA charges adoption fees to help us offset the cost of caring for the animals. Learn more about our average cost of care for cats and dogs and find out what’s included when you adopt a pet from the BC SPCA.

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