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Nanaimo & District Branch

Phone: (250) 741-0778
Emergency phone: (250) 741-0778 (during operating hours) After hours: call your local police or RCMP
Address: 154 Westwood Rd Nanaimo BC V9R 0G9 CA
Services offered:
Shelter, Takes surrendered animals, Adoptions, Kids camps/programs offered
Please note, due to the volume of emails received daily we may not be able to respond immediately. Should you need urgent assistance, please call.
(250) 741-1332
Serving the following communities:
Nanaimo, Lantzville, Cedar and Gabriola Island.
Hours of operation:
  • Tuesday: 12 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 12 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday to Sunday: 12 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday: Closed
  • Stat Holidays: Closed
  • Dog wash: 7 Days (9:00am to Close)
  • Central Bark Dog Parks: 7 Days 24 Hours

Adoption fees*

*Fees subject to change without notice. All BC SPCA cat/kitten/dog/puppy/rabbit adoptions include a microchip and lifetime registration with the BC Pet Registry. Registration for lifetime protection is $45 for cats/kittens/dogs/puppies and $11.25 for rabbits, which will be added to the adoption fee. For more information please visit

Learn what’s included in your adoption fee

Welcome to the BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch. We are one of 44 BC SPCA locations across the province serving sick, neglected, abused and homeless animals. Whether you are looking to adopt a new furry friend into your family or would like to know more about how you can make difference for animals in our community, we are here to help. The BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization which relies primarily on community donations to help animals in need. Please join us in the fight against animal cruelty!

Search adoptable animals available through our location.

Making it to a shelter is often just the first step on the long road to recovery for sick and abused animals. You can do something to help an animal needing urgent care.
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Upcoming events

19th October 2018: October Pro-D Day youth workshops

Kids can join us for a Pro-D Day workshop on October 19 and spend the day learning all about animals — and meeting some adoptable ones! Locations and cost Castlegar: $40 124 Heritage Way Kelowna: $45 3785 Casorso Road Nanaimo: $45 154 Westwood Road Surrey: $45 16748 50th Avenue Vancouver: $45 1205 East 7th Avenue …

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29th September 2018: Community Day – Nanaimo

Community Day Join us on September 29, 2018 BC SPCA Nanaimo Branch 154 Westwood Road, Nanaimo, BC   Come out and learn about the BC SPCA Nanaimo & District Branch at our Community Day sponsored by VCA Island Animal Hospital. Drop by anytime between 12 and 4 p.m for a day of family fun (yes that includes the …

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