adopt a pet in Fort mcmurray

The first step in your adoption journey

Part of our responsibility is to find our rescued animals loving, forever homes. We strive to maximize the compatibility between you and the animal you choose and want to ensure that the animal is well suited for you, your family, and your lifestyle.

*The FMPSCA makes every attempt to ensure we provide as much information about our adoptable animals, such as age, breed, temperament, and health.

All animals receive a behaviour assessment in our facility and are seen by a veterinarian. At times, new behaviour may arise in a different setting and all our adopters are asked to notify us immediately if any concerns arise.

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Ready to bring home your new companion? The process is simple:

Step 1​
While you are visiting the Fort McMurray SPCA (FMSPCA) or while you are on the FMSPCA website you identify an animal you are interested in. We always suggest visiting with the animal and talking to our knowledgeable staff, so you understand all the animal’s needs and requirements.
Step 2
Once you have met the animal you would like to potentially adopt complete one of our adoption application forms online or in person. There are separate forms for dogs and cats. If you have any trouble with the online forms, please contact our staff via email at
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Step 3
Our adoption team will review the application. It is important to note that many of the animals receive multiple applications and all approved applications are because it is in the best interest of the animal. Adoption is available from outside the region, please call our adoption team to discuss it in detail.
Step 4
If your application is approved you will be contacted in 3 to 5 business days indicating your application is approved. If you have another animal, an appointment is required for a meet and greet.
Step 5
Once your meet and greet has taken place, and is successful an appointment time will be arranged for you to complete the adoption process and pick up your new family member. Adoption fees must be paid in full before taking home your new family member.
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Please be prepared for your new pet, with food, bed, toys, and bowls before he/she comes home. You can purchase these needed items in our shelter when you are there to pick up your animals.

Adoption Fees

and other important reminders

Adoption fees are used at the FMSPCA to cover the costs of care and medical attention of your new adoptive animal while in our care. Adoption fees are as follows:


  • $415.00 for puppies
  • $350.00 for adult dogs
  • $125.00 for seniors
  • $125.00 for special needs


  • $300.00 for kittens
  • $185.00 for adult cats
  • $85.00 for seniors
  • $85.00 for special needs


ALL adoption fees must be paid in advance prior to the animal being released to you.

Payment can be made at the front desk of the shelter.

We make every effort to match each animal with the appropriate family, based on lifestyle and many other factors.

Several animals receive dozens of applications and our adoption team makes the best efforts to match each animal with the right family. Depending on the number of animals we have in our facility, some animals require extra time to have applications processed.

We appreciate your patience.

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