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Greater Sudbury

Responsible Pet Owners Adopt or Foster Homeless Dogs and Cats

The goal of Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter is to either adopt or foster every homeless dog and cat brought into its care. Under provincial legislation, dogs and cats must remain in the care of the shelter for a minimum of three days, not counting the day of admission or holidays, before an assessment is made for suitability for adoption. All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

See Adoptable Cats Waiting for a Forever Home

See Adoptable Dogs Waiting for a Forever Home

Shelter hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Weekends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Telephone: 705-694-PETS (7387) or

Find the Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter on Google Maps

Take Highway 17E to Highway 537/Hill Street. Follow to Dryden Road East for 6.8 km then turn right onto Kari Road (gravel road) for about 1.4 km.

Typical cost to adopt a pet from Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter

  • Dog: $300
  • Cat: $200

These fees include the cost of spaying/neutering and 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.

Finding the right match

Animal Shelter staff is ready to help you find your perfect match. A questionnaire can help make this easier.

It’s a good idea for all family members to meet any new pet before an adoption is finalized. In most cases, you can take your new pet home the same day.

What you need to adopt a pet

You must provide:

  • A driver’s licence or 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 welfare and 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