How to Adopt
How to adopt an animal at Calgary Humane Society
Adding an animal to your family is a life-changing decision, for you and your future pet. To ensure that your adoption is successful, we follow a standard process. Each animal who arrives at Calgary Humane Society has their own personality and unique needs for living an enriching life. It’s important that you consider their needs and find an animal who will be able to thrive in your household.
How To Adopt
View Adoptable Animals Online
All of Calgary Humane Society’s adoptable animals are available for viewing online. As you read each animal’s bio, consider which type of animal would be the best fit for your lifestyle.
In addition to information about each animal’s personality, you’ll find details of any known medical and behaviour history. Some animals need special diets or medication to be healthy, increasing the financial and time cost of responsible pet ownership.
How to Adopt
Visit Calgary Humane Society
Once you understand what kind of animal would be the perfect fit for you, it’s time to make a list of available animals who you would like to meet and schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome to come visit the animals. However, in order to ensure the attention of an adoption counsellor, we highly recommend making an appointment.
Our list of available animals changes every day, so be sure to check who is still available on the morning of your appointment. We operate on a first come, first serve basis. If you have your eye on someone in particular, try to book your appointment for early in the morning—if you come later in the day, animals on your list may be adopted before you get a chance to meet them.
If you have booked an appointment and are unable to attend, please let us know so we can cancel your appointment. Every no-show is a missed opportunity for an animal to be adopted. If you are experiencing issues cancelling your appointment online, please call or email the Adoptions team for assistance at (403) 205-4455, extension 6503 or email@example.com.
how to adopt
Every adoption is part of a personal and unique story. We strive to meet adopters where they are in the process, and help them to be the best pet owner they can be through conversations, education, and post-adoption support.
Our conversation-based approach offers you the undivided attention of an adoptions counsellor for the duration of your appointment. You’ll learn about the animals we have available and their care requirements while you’re guided through the decision making process. You’ll also have the option to place a hold on your chosen pet or take them home that day.