Pet Adoption

You can adopt a pet at the Coquitlam Animal Shelter - stop by anytime during shelter hours and view and play with the cats and dogs that are up for adoption.

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