Animal Shelter

The Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter provides a temporary home for dogs and cats found injured, abandoned or roaming at large in our community. Our goal is to reunite dogs and cats with their owners. If owners cannot be found, or decline to recover their pet, dogs and cats are adopted directly from the shelter or through a network of animal rescue and welfare partners.

Adopt a pet    Lost and found pets

Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter accepts donations of suitable products and volunteer time to provide extra care and comfort to dogs and cats in our care. Contact us for more information. 

Contact Us

39 Kari Road
Wahnapitae, ON P0M 3C0

705-694-PETS (7387)



Hours of Operation

Mondays to Fridays

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Closed to the public on statutory holidays.

Canine parvovirus

Canine parvovirus (commonly called Parvo) is a highly contagious viral disease that can produce a life-threatening gastrointestinal illness in puppies and dogs. The virus spreads by direct contact with an infected dog or through feces.

The best way to prevent Parvo is to have your dog vaccinated against the disease. If your dog is not vaccinated, you should limit their exposure to other dogs. If you work or spend time in places where you have contact with dogs, change your clothes and shoes and wash your hands before returning home. If your dog is vomiting, has diarrhea, is not eating or is lethargic, you should take him to the vet as soon as possible. These are all symptoms of parvovirus.

To help prevent transmittable diseases and ensure dogs have a safe place to exercise and play, the following rules of conduct apply to all off-leash dog parks in the City of Greater Sudbury:

  • Pet owners and handlers are limited to three dogs in an off-leash park.
  • Pet owners must always stoop and scoop.
  • Pet owners and handlers must always be in care and control of their dog and keep a leash readily accessible at all times.
  • Unhealthy or injured dogs and dogs in heat are not permitted in the off-leash dog park.
  • Dogs demonstrating aggressive behaviour must immediately be removed from the off-leash dog park.
  • Dogs under four months are not permitted in the off-leash dog park.
  • Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
  • Dogs are not permitted to dig in the off-leash dog park and handlers/owners must fill in any holes created by their dogs.
  • Human food is not permitted in the off-leash dog park.
  • Owners/handlers must exercise caution when giving their dog a toy or treat in the off-leash area.

For more information about the City of Greater Sudbury’s off-leach dog parks, visit Off Leash Dog Parks.