Montreal Spca is Waiving Adoption Fees on Monday, October 9! 

Montreal Spca is Waiving Adoption Fees on Monday, October 9! 
The peak season of 2023 should be coming to an end, yet an uptick in strays is keeping our cages and enclosures full! 

To help our protégés find a home quickly, the Montreal SPCA will be waiving adoption fees on MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, for one day only! 


No-fee adoption day to find animals loving homes!


Monday, October 9, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Montreal SPCA
5215 Jean-Talon West Street, Montréal (Namur metro station)

Families should bring ID and a carrier for all animals except dogs. Carriers can also be purchased at the shelter store. A second visit and a deposit may be required to adopt a dog. Deposits will be refunded with proof of completion of a dog training course.

All animals put up for adoption have been examined by a veterinarian. Dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, microchipped, treated for parasites and given their first core vaccination. Dogs have also gotten their rabies shot. Rabbits are sterilized.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to provide a home for a vulnerable animal. Join us on Monday, October 9, at the Montreal SPCA for a no-fee adoption day!


This event aims to stir the interest of as many families as possible and help the SPCA reach new audiences. It is also a way of helping families, who can invest the fee amount in the care of their new companion. 

Some people may worry that waiving adoption fees attracts families who do not have the financial means to care for an animal or that it diminishes the worth of animals. However, recent studies have shown that these beliefs are unfounded. We have been keeping an eye on what’s being done elsewhere. For instance, in the United States, “no adoption fee” and “name your price” events have been very successful. The shelters organizing these special days did not see a resulting increase in animal returns. Rather, they observed an increase in adoptions!  

It’s also important to know that the adoption process is the same: our counsellors talk with interested families to ensure they will meet the desired animal’s needs or, if necessary, they suggest an animal who is better suited to the family lifestyle. 

Of course, people are invited to make a donation if they can. Nearly 70% of the Montreal SPCA’s revenue comes from its donors. It is thanks to them that the SPCA is able to fulfill its mission to help animals in need.  

Many cats (100!), around 20 dogs and as many rabbits, some 30 small animals and numerous fishes are awaiting their second chance in life at the Montreal SPCA. The team looks forward to welcoming their future families! We look forward to seeing you! 

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