Category Archives: Adoptions

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month: Spotlight on senior cats

June is the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Here at the Ontario SPCA, we have some amazing felines that come for brief, or more extended stays. But some of the most special kitties in our shelters are the seniors! We want you to share our love for senior cats so here are some reasons more »

Jun 22, 2017
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9 things to know before adopting a cat

You’re thinking of adopting a cat. You’ve done the Meet Your Match® quiz at your local animal centre to find your perfect match and now you’ve got your eye on a special feline you’d like to adopt. Before you bring Fluffy home, make sure you’re ready! Cats can be mysterious, but knowing how to properly more »

Apr 20, 2017
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Have allergies? No problem! Pets for allergy sufferers

If you have a love for animals, but also have allergies – this blog is for you! While there are no completely hypoallergenic pets (except fish), certain breeds of dogs or cats are considered hypoallergenic because they produce less allergens than other breeds. Check out these suggestions from our blog Pets for Allergy Sufferers: Dogs If more »

Feb 27, 2017
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Hundreds of rats find homes at PetSmart adopt-a-thon

Remember the large number of rats we took into our care in late December when nearly 600 were removed from an apartment in North Bay and transferred to Ontario SPCA animal centres and humane societies across the province? To help us find loving homes for our little friends, PetSmart hosted a rat adopt-a-thon, sponsored by more »

Feb 13, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Make a new friend during the rat adopt-a-thon at PetSmart

Looking for a small, low-maintenance pet? A rat might be perfect for you! Visit a PetSmart near you between Jan. 21 and Feb. 12 to adopt a rat for $5 during a special rat adopt-a-thon. Ontario SPCA animal centres across the province recently welcomed a large number of these pocket-sized pets after close to 600 more »

Jan 18, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Simu Liu’s iAdopt story: Two lives changed for the better

Simu Liu is a Canadian actor, director, stuntman, writer, and dog lover. Liu joined us to share his story of adopting Barkley and how it has changed his life! Learn more and see this adorable story here: Simu Liu’s iAdopt story iAdopt for the Holidays The holiday season is a great time to bring a new pet more »

Dec 20, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Abandoned kittens find hope coming in from the cold

Staff at the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre weren’t sure what they were going to find when they opened the cardboard box left on their doorstep one snowy morning. As they opened up the flaps they saw five, tiny, kittens. From a quick assessment, the staff could see the kittens were underweight, missing most more »

Dec 16, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Heartfelt gesture helps cats find forever homes

It may cold outside, but the generosity of our community has warmed our hearts! One act of kindness goes a long way for three cats Recently, a couple visited the Ontario SPCA Provincial Education & Animal Centre and asked which animals had been at the centre the longest. Staff introduced them to three cats that more »

Dec 14, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Is it okay to give pets as gifts?

iAdopt for the Holidays is back, and with it come many questions about the rules of giving pets as gifts. If you’ve asked this question and want to learn more, keep reading from our blog: Gifted Pets – It’s not Taboo! Pets as Gifts . In 2013 the ASPCA surveyed people who received pets as gifts to more »

Dec 12, 2016
by Emily Cook
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