Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you take in stray cats?
    Yes, we do. However, we do not pick up healthy stray cats. We only pick up cats that are diseased or injured requiring immediate veterinary care. If you find a healthy stray cat, please call the shelter at 642-0920 ext. 1.
  • Can you spay/neuter my pet?
    No, we do not spay or neuter pets. Please contact a local veterinarian clinic.
  • Can I bring in my pet to be euthanized?
    No, we do not euthanize.
  • What number do I call to see if my dog is at the shelter?
    The Saint John Animal Control number is 633-1228 ext. 0.
  • What number do I call if I find a stray dog?
    The Saint John Animal Control number is 633-1228 ext. 0.
  • How much is it to adopt?
    The adoption fee for an adult dog is $275; for puppies or small dogs, it is $350. The adoption fee for adult cats and kittens is $200.
  • What is the adoption process?
    Please visit our Adoption Process page for information on how to adopt.
  • What hours are you open to the public?
    We are open Wednesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
  • How can I donate?
    Please visit our Donation Options page for a list of the many ways to donate.
  • What can I donate?
    Please visit our Wish List page for a list of items that would help us greatly.
  • Who do I contact to report animal cruelty?
    If you suspect abuse, neglect or abandonment, contact the New Brunswick SPCA toll-free at 1-877-722-1522. For more information about the New Brunswick SPCA visit www.spca-nb.ca
  • How do I volunteer?
    Please visit our Volunteer Program page for more information on how to volunteer.
  • What is the Kibble Bank Program?
    The Kibble Bank is our chance to “Pay It Forward” and help pet owners who need temporary help feeding their pets. Pet owners can come in once a month to pick up some cat or dog food. We are the fortunate recipients of pet food that is donated, and often we receive pet food our animals  don’t eat. That’s when we share it with you!