You’d like to adopt a companion animal from the Montreal SPCA? You have two options

Option 1: Come visit us!

Most of the animals available for adoption are at our shelter, on Jean-Talon Street in Montréal. Please come meet them during our opening hours. Note the wait time can be several hours on Saturdays and Sundays so, if you can, come by on a weekday instead!
Important notice:

Adoption appointments last at least 90 minutes, so if you arrive during the last hour of the shelter’s opening hours, our advisors may suggest you come back the next day. Please arrive before 6:30 p.m. on weekdays or 4:30 p.m. on weekends to maximize your chances of meeting our little protégés!

Option 2: Fill out a form for animals in foster care

Some of our animals are currently living with foster families, and not at the shelter. These animals are identified on their profile with a black button, which leads to a form to fill out. If your profile matches that of the animal who has caught your eye, we’ll contact you in the following five days for a pre-screening interview.


The staff at the Montreal SPCA communicate in French and English, but we are not fluent in other languages. That’s why, if you don’t speak English or French, we ask that you bring along someone who can help with translation during your visit. Thank you for your cooperation! 

El personal de la SPCA de Montréal puede comunicarse en francés e inglés, pero nuestros equipos no manejan otros idiomas. Por esta razón, si usted no habla ni francés ni inglés, le rogamos que venga en compañía de otra persona que pueda servirle de traductor durante su visita. ¡Gracias por su colaboración!



Regardless of the option you select, our adoption counsellors will be happy to guide you and answer all your questions. They will also explain the commitment you have to make and responsibilities you must assume when you adopt an animal. You can also purchase basic accessories for your new companion in our boutique, located at the shelter. Thank you for choosing to adopt.


Plan ahead
If you wish to adopt a cat or any other small animal