Dog and Cat Adoptions

Adopting an animal can be a rewarding experience.

All family members should come into the shelter before adopting an animal. Adopters must be 18 years of age or older and will need to fill out an application before final approval.

A rabbit, two dogs, gerbils and some cats.

Dog adopt-a-thon

Find your new best friend!


Date: Saturday, Feb. 17
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointment needed!
Location: Vaughan Animal Shelter, 70 Tigi Crt., Unit 47, Vaughan, ON L4K 5E4


Reduced adoption fee of $150 per dog, which covers the cost of rabies vaccines, sterilization and microchip implantation. For Vaughan residents, it also includes the first annual pet licence. Debit and credit are accepted. Cash is not accepted. 


Adopters must:

  • be 18 years of age or older and show a government-issued photo ID.
  • bring all household members to meet the potential pet.
  • submit an adoption application. 


Successful adopters will be notified within the week.


The City of Vaughan is dedicated to finding safe and happy forever homes for all animals in the shelter.


Adoption fees


Fee includes rabies and first annual vaccine, sterilization, microchip implant, and the pet’s first annual licence (for Vaughan residents only).

​Cat or kitten​$175 per animal
​Dog or puppy​$275 per animal


Adoption hours


  • Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday and statutory holidays: Closed


Thinking about owning a pet? Here is a glimpse of what it costs:


Contact Information

By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services,

Animal Services


Phone: 905-832-2281
Toll-free: 1-855-227-7297 (PAWS)





Vaughan City Hall, Level 100
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON  L6A 1T1


70 Tigi Crt., Unit 47
Vaughan, ON  L4K 5E4


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