Our Animal Care Leaders coordinate our adoptions.
Please contact the shelter for more information at 403-625-5370 or claresholmcares@gmail.com

Are there any adoption requirements?

Our goal is to find wonderful homes for the pets under our care. In order to ensure that we have found wonderful homes we will go through the following procedures. Same day adoptions are not encouraged but can be arranged for adopters travelling from out of town if we have previously been in contact with them and reviewed their questionnaire. We will put holds on pets once a questionnaire has been submitted but are not first come first served; we want to ensure the best fit for the pet. CAReS can, at its sole discretion, determine the best fit and determine if there is not a fit. As payment we only accept cash, Paypal or certified cheque. We have a 21 day grace period in which any pet can be returned for a full refund (provided the health record is also returned). We want to make sure both the pet and the family are happy with the match.

How to avoid picking the wrong pet?

Several times our CAReS staff and outside adoption experts have covered how to pick the RIGHT pet for your home. We do like focusing on the positive actions you can take, but it’s important to know what to avoid doing too! So we’ve matched some common mistakes that can result in picking the wrong pet, with some suggestions of how to avoid making them.

Vet Q&A: Are pets for adoption healthy?

Make no mistake—a “second-hand” dog is in no way second-rate. Most CAReS pets available for adoption are healthy, affectionate animals. Any dog—young or old, mixed breed or purebred—will likely need some training or retraining to learn how to fit into his new household and become your cherished companion. However, CAReS evaluate a pets behavior when he arrives, and this information can help you determine what kind of training your new pet needs.​

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