We base our adoption procedure on the best fit for the animal and the potential adopter. Adoptions are not first-come, first-served. We do not do same-day adoptions. Application forms are available at the animal shelter or online Please note that we require references regarding previous animal ownership, as well as strata and/or landlord approval. The application process is approximately 24-72 hours. All of our cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped or tattooed, and flea & worm treated. Bunnies are spayed/neutered and microchipped. Adoption fees are $224 per dog, $160 per cat, and $50 per bunny. Other adoption fees vary by species.
The New Westminster Animal Shelter is a municipal-run animal shelter. We rehome the homeless and abandoned animals of the city of New Westminster. Our mandate is to provide customer service excellency to both humans and animals and to protect the most vulnerable members of society through humane education and through the enforcement of the City's animal care and control bylaw. We strive to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of the animals in our care.