Thinking of Owning a Pet?
Owning a pet can be a wonderful experience that brings many rewards. There are also many responsibilities. Pets must be cared for and protected. These guidelines outline many of those responsibilities. They describe the questions you should ask before choosing your pet. Click here to review the guidelines.
You Should Know
Multiple Applications for Adoption
In an effort to help you, our prospective adopters, to better understand our practice of accepting multiple applications for adoption of our animals, we would ask that you read the process as described below.
As you may have noticed when reading the records of our animals, many of them have special needs which require us to select a home that we believe will best meet their particular needs. Sometimes an animal’s needs are fairly complex, placing many restrictions on the home that is chosen. Others’ needs may be quite straightforward and relatively easy to meet, for example, a requirement that there be no young children or other companion animals in a home.
Some ‘special needs’ may involve health or behavioural considerations, and still others may concern particular training needs. Puppies and kittens, as well as several dog breeds, require particular attention as do older animals, those who came to us from neglected or abused homes, and those whose background is unknown to us.
Because of the large array of special needs, and in order to best meet those needs, the London Humane Society permits more than one interested individual or family to apply to adopt our animals. Once we have had an opportunity to review all of the applications, we select the home that we feel will best meet the needs of each animal.
If you are interested in applying to adopt one of our animals, you are more than welcome to complete the appropriate adoption application. Because there are several steps in processing applications, it will take several days to select an animal's new home. Once the decision is made, however, shelter staff will notify the selected applicant only. Unfortunately, because a large number of people apply to adopt many of our animals, and because we operate at minimal staffing levels, we are unable to contact those applicants who were not selected.
We want you to know, however, that if you were not selected to adopt a particular animal, this means only that another home was found to be more closely suited to the needs of that animal. Because we recognize that most people wanting to adopt our animals will provide good, loving homes, we encourage you to return to the shelter at your convenience if you would like to apply to adopt again.
Our Animal Return Policy
If your new pet animal becomes sick or exhibits behavioural problems within the first fourteen (14) days following adoption, and you are not prepared to take responsibility for associated costs, you may return the animal to us for a refund of the adoption fee. Click here for our full policy. Please note you are required to sign a copy of the policy as part of the adoption process.
We charge a nominal fee to adopt a pet and to bring one to the shelter for adoption.
|Kitten: up to 8 months||$160|
|Cat: 9 months to senior||$135|
|Puppy: up to 8 months||$325|
|Dog: 9 months to senior||$250|
Your adoption fee of a dog or cat includes:
and may also include (if required during stay at shelter):
Your adoption fee of a rabbit includes:
Please note that an appointment must be made with one of our Adoption Counsellors at 519-451-0630 ext. 233 before bringing any animal to the shelter. Space is limited.
Surrender fees vary based on animal.
For more information please contact the Adoptions Counsellor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-451-0630 x 233.