Tag Archives: adoption

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
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6 tips to know before adopting a hedgehog

Adopting a hedgehog has become more commonplace, but they are still considered unconventional, exotic pets. Before you consider introducing this type of animal into your home, here are a few things to consider from our blog: What to know before adopting a hedgehog. Hedgehogs can be difficult to handle Handling a nervous hedgehog can be very more »

Jan 11, 2017
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
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Adopted horses get new lease on life

Did you know horses are available for adoption through the Ontario SPCA? Many are surrendered because their owners can no longer care for them, while others are removed through investigations. Big and small, young and old, and of various breeds and abilities, they all share one thing in common – they’re waiting for their forever more »

Dec 08, 2016
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Meet Picasso! Our December Calendar Star.

Picasso’s owner left him in the Ontario SPCA Provincial Office because he no longer wanted to care for him. After some TLC at the Provincial Education and Animal Centre, he was ready for his forever home! He now has a loving family who are spoiling him rotten, and he’s also the star of our December 2016 Calendar! Watch more »

Dec 06, 2016
by Emily Cook
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November: A great time to adopt a senior pet!

Every month in the Animal Welfare world in exciting, but Adopt a Senior Pet Month is especially so! We want to help show you just how amazing a senior pet can be. Check out these points from our blog 5 reasons to adopt a senior pet! Reasons to adopt a senior pet They’re fully matured. Younger pets are still more »

Nov 14, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Sky’s adoption story: iAdopt for the Holidays

A year ago, a 6 month old black male cat was surrendered to the Ontario SPCA Barrie Animal Centre after he fell off a 7th story balcony. His owner was no longer able to care for him and he was unable to use his back end. His name is Sky. Today, Sky has fully recovered and is in more »

Nov 08, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Senior brothers Stitch & Francois find forever home

Remember Stitch & Francois? These two senior brothers from Ontario SPCA Provincial Education and Animal Centre, found their forever home this month and we couldn’t be more excited! Check out this update from the boys’ new owner, Rachel: Adoption Update: Stitch and Francois Stitch and Francois (now Calvin and Hobbes) are doing wonderfully, and I will more »

Nov 07, 2016
by Emily Cook
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iAdopt for the Holidays is here again!

The Ontario SPCA and participating societies across Canada invite you to take part in the national pet adoption drive, “iAdopt for the Holidays,” supported by Royal Canin. The campaign runs November 1st to December 31st with the goal of finding loving forever homes for as many animals as possible during the holiday season. During the campaign, more »

Nov 01, 2016
by Emily Cook
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