Foster to Adopt

We’re proud to introduce ‘Foster to Adopt’ – 4 easy steps to adoption.

1. Visit

The best way to meet your new fur baby is by coming to the shelter and visiting our available cats & dogs.

2. Apply

Once you’ve made a decision, you’ll need to fill out an application.

3. Foster

Once your application is approved, you enter our ‘Foster to Adopt’ program.

4. Adopt

After 30 days in foster you finalize the adoption!

 


Questions? Call us at 705-474-1251.


Adoption Fees

Small Dogs & Puppies – $390

Large Adult Dogs – $290

Cats & Kittens – $190

Adoption fees include the following:

  • General Health Assessment
  • Vaccinations – (including rabies vaccine)
  • De-worming
  • Annual City Tag (where applicable)
  • Microchip
  • All adopted animals are spayed/neutered (speak to our staff for details)
  • Care Package (information about the animal, list of local veterinarians, list of local pet supply stores, coupons and a toy)

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO BRING A NEW COLLAR AND LEASH FOR YOUR NEW DOG OR A CARRIER FOR YOUR NEW CAT. THE SHELTER DOES NOT PROVIDE THESE ITEMS WITH ADOPTIONS.


Compare Market Costs VS. NBHS Adoption Prices

The following is an overview of what you are paying for when you adopt an animal from the North Bay Humane Society.

Costs are based on averages only, and may fluctuate.

Routine NBHS Procedures (Prior to Adoption)

Average Market Cost
for the Procedures

NBHS Adoption Price

Animals receive a general temperament assessment prior to being placed for adoption. This translates into much-needed information about the animal in order to make the best possible match between the potential family and the adoptee.

$57

Included

All animals receive a routine general health assessment prior to adoption. Our Veterinarian will examine those animals requiring a diagnosis or prescription.

$50

Included

All animals receive medication for internal parasites. When an animal is suspected of having other parasites, a stool sample may be taken and examined.

$35

Included

Ear mites are common in cats. The ears are checked and if there are signs of contamination they are treated.

$45

Included

All cats are routinely treated for fleas. Dogs are treated if they have fleas.

$9

Included

The first vaccination is given and if the animal is within our facility for any extended period of time, they will receive a booster (2nd vaccination).

$25

Included

All animals are implanted with a microchip (a permanent form of identification) prior to being adopted.

$60

Included

With each adoption, your animal is provided with a current city license (as applicable). These can be otherwise purchased annually from the NBHS or from City Hall.

$30
($20 with proof of
rabies vaccination)

Included

All of our cats and dogs leaving the shelter are sterilized. Those animals that are too young will be provided with an appointment for the procedure at a later date at no additional cost.

Canine: +/- $350

Feline: +/- $225

Included

Adopt from NBHS and save
an average of more than $300!

Total Average Market Cost
for a “Free” Animal

NBHS Adoption Price

Dogs: +/- $661

Cats: +/- $536

Dogs: $290 – $390

Cats: $190