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Greater Sudbury

Responsible Pet Owners Adopt or Foster Homeless Dogs and Cats

The goal of the City of Greater Sudbury is to either adopt or foster every homeless dog and cat brought to the Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter. Dogs and cats are kept at the Shelter for three days, not including the day of arrival and holidays, before being assessed for suitability for adoption.

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Adoption Hours

Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter is open Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Typical cost to adopt a pet from Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter

  • Dog: $300
  • Cat: $165

These fees include the cost of spaying/neutering, basic inoculations and a one-year dog or cat licence, if necessary.

Fees may vary depending on the age, health and needs of the pet. For example, an elderly cat or dog may be adopted for a lower fee than a kitten or puppy.

What you need to adopt a pet

You must provide:

  • A driver’s licence or government identification with your current address and
  • Payment of the adoption fee in cash, debit, Visa, Mastercard or American Express

What if your new pet is a wrong match?

In the majority of cases, new pets fit in well with their new families. If they do not, you can return the animal to the Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter within two weeks to receive a full refund of your adoption fee.


Watch for adopt-a-thons at the Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter for reduced adoption fees.


Dogs and cats which are not adopted from the Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter following their three day holding period will be sent to animal rescue organizations until they find a forever home.

The City of Greater Sudbury maintains strong partnerships with an established and active animal welfare and rescue community. Please visit the following web pages to learn about volunteer opportunities and adoptions at the following organizations:

Pet Save

S.A.I.N.T.S. Rescue Sudbury

Ontario SPCA

Smallthings CATS

Whiskers Kitty-Cat Shop