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Pet care for kids

Thinking of getting a pet? Our shelters have lots of dogs, cats, rodents and rabbits available for adoption!

Read our care guides to make sure you understand how to take care of your new pet before you bring them home.

Dog care guide (PDF)

Dogs are the best! Find out how to keep your dog healthy, and what to expect as your dog grows up. Plus, learn about dog training.

Cat care guide (PDF)

Cats rule! Discover how to make your home more fun for a cat. Learn about letting your cat outdoors, and how to make sure your cat uses the litter box.

Small pet care

Lots of people think of small pets, like rabbits and rodents, as “starter” pets. But just because they’re small doesn’t mean they need less care!  Find out how to set up your cage, what kind of foods to feed, and how to handle and play with small pets safely. Download our care sheets (PDFs):

For more care tips and cage ideas, check out the BC SPCA on Pinterest and YouTube!