About Us


The cat days of summer are back!

From August 1st to August 31st all adult cats will be adopted for $50.00! Come meet your new fury friend today! =^..^=

We are currently observing our summer hours until September 30th:

  • Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED

Winter hours will resume on October 1st through to May 31st

  • Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-12:00 noon
  • Sunday CLOSED

Please spay and neuter your pets! Contact your local Veterinarian or the OSPCA (spay/neuter program) at 1-888-668-7722. 

For resident of please contact P.A.W.S of Georgina at paws@pawsofgeorgina.com or 905-868-6141, with your proof of spay/neuter (within the same calendar year) to receive a rebate.

Adopting A Friend

Shelter staff strive to find excellent new families for the many homeless cats and dogs that find their way to our shelter. Not all animals entering our shelter have perfect behavior or manners. The majority of the pets we place up for adoption have no known history. We can only assess them by the behavior we see during their stay at our facility. For this reason, we must assess all potential adopters for suitability for the cat or dog in question. We desperately want these animals to have a home that can provide the love and stability they deserve the second time around. We hope the general public will recognize and understand our plight, and appreciate our efforts to help these animals to the best of our abilities. Please feel free to contact our toll free number, 1-800-898-8606, extension 1, then extension 2, if you see a pet you are interested in. We would be more than happy to discuss their personality and needs with any potential new family!

Adopted dogs and cats come vaccinated for Rabies and other core vaccines dependant on their age and length of stay. They will also be microchipped, spayed or neutered, and leave with one dose of flea preventative.

Adoption Fees:

  • Cats $150 + HST (August 1st-31st, adult cats will be $50.00)
  • Dogs $250 + HST

In addition the purchase of a license is required for all dogs being adopted within the municipalities we serve and for cats residing in the town of Newmarket. **Prices vary**

For a current list of our adoptable pet please visit www.adoptapet.com

  • Cats: https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?animal=cat&shelter_id=ON53 
  • Dogs: https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?animal=dog&shelter_id=ON53 

Who We Are

The Georgina Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre is a facility which provides shelter to all cats and dogs found running at large within the municipal borders of Georgina, East Gwillimbury, and Newmarket. Animals that go claimed by their owner are assessed, then placed up for adoption if deemed adoptable.

Our shelter utilizes "Helping Lost Pets" to post all cats and dogs who arrive at the shelter as strays. If you have lost your cat or dog, please visit their website to check for your lost pet and or register your missing cat or dog. Please provide as much detail as possible, including photos.

Register and search for lost and found pets here: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/?rc=o451 

It is important to contact the Animal Shelter and Animal Control directly to inform them of your missing or found animals as soon as possible. We encourage people to visit the shelter to look for their lost pet, whenever possible, as verbal descriptions of lost pets may not distinguish them from other animals presently in our shelter. After all, no one knows your pets as well as you do! Strays are held for at least 5 business days before being moved to adoption. Ultimately, our goal is to reunite as many lost pets with their owners as possible. We appreciate your assistance and understanding in this matter.

Please be advised that dog licensing is in effect for all municipalities served and cat licensing applies for the Town of Newmarket. Please contact Animal Control directly to inquiries on how and where to purchase a license. Municipal law requires a license to be purchased each year, failure to purchase can result in a $130.00 fine per pet. If you have not yet purchased your 2017 license, please do so as soon as possible to help return your pet home safely, avoiding shelter redemptions and any unwanted fines. 

Animal Control:

  • Georgina & Newmarket 1-855-898-8605
  • East Gwillimbury & Georgina Island 1-888-644-5634

Animal Shelter: 1-800-898-8606 extension 3


Come Visit Us

We are located at 26815 Civic Centre Rd. Keswick, Ontario L4P 3G1, one hour north of Toronto. Take the 404 North bond and exit where the highway ends at Woodbine Avenue, continue north to Baseline Road, turn left onto Civic Centre Road and you will find us on the right hand side down a long driveway beside the last soccer field. 

If you're still lost we encourage everyone interested in visiting to use a web based map locator for further directional instructions. However, if you require further assistance, please feel free to contact the shelter reception for more detailed instructions. 

  • Animal Shelter: 1-800-898-8606 extension 3701

Follow us on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GeorginaAnimalShelter

Wish you could make a difference but don't know how? Donations are always graciously accepted! We accept donations from private citizens and or businesses, such as dog and cat food (canned and dry), cat litter, blankets, sheets, or towels, pet toys, new or gently used leashes and collars, basic un opened medical supplies, new or gently used travel carriers or crates (all sizes), and kitten milk supplement. 

Still wish you could do more? Monetary donations go directly into our Emergency medical fund and help pay for costly procedures and emergent care for animals in need. The more donations we receive the more difference we can make, your donation will make all the difference in the world to a dog or cat in need. 

Contact Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre


Available Animals

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