Pet Adoption

You can adopt a pet at the Coquitlam Animal Shelter – stop buy during shelter hours to find out more about the pets looking for homes.

Adoption Requirements

Any individual (s) interested in adopting an animal from the Shelter must:

  1. Fill out an application form
  2. Provide some general answers to questions regarding their ability to care for the animal
  3. Acquire a license (for dogs only)
  4. Pay an adoption fee​

The City reserves the right to refuse adoption to any family where staff do not believe that there is an appropriate fit between the family and the animal.

Spay/Neuter Policy

The Animal Shelter has a mandatory spay/neuter policy. All cats and dogs are spayed or neutered before they leave the shelter unless they are under six months old. In such instances, the shelter provides a $50 certificate to have the animal spayed or neutered when it is older. The shelter requires that new owners sign a legal commitment to carry this out within six months of adoption.

We do not do same day adoptions, ship animals or adopt outside of British Columbia.

Applications take 24-48 hours to be reviewed and a shelter attendant will be in contact with you. Applications can be submitted via email, fax or in person.



Coquitlam Animal Shelter

Phone: 604-927-7387 (604-927-PETS)
Fax: 604-927-7388
Email: animalshelter@coquitlam.ca
500 Mariner Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 7B6
(Turn West off Mariner Way on Service Centre Driveway, just North of Austin Avenue)

Coquitlam Bylaw & Animal Services

Phone: 604-927-7387
Fax: 604-927-7388
Email: bylaw_enforcement@coquitlam.ca