Update on Prices: Half price animal adoptions at Calgary Animal Services this weekend

The City of Calgary is holding a 3-day, half price adoption event from October 18th to 20th due to the large number of animals, in particular cats, needing homes. During that time, prices will be reduced to $81.50 to adopt a cat and $108.50 to adopt a dog.

All Animal Services cats and dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. In addition, owners receive a free 6-month animal licence, a 6-week trial of pet insurance, a bag of food, and a behaviour and medical history for the time that the animal was in the shelter.

Before adopting a new pet, it’s important to make sure that animal will be a good fit for you and your family. Some things to consider when selecting a pet are:-the animal’s age and predicted lifespan-exercise requirements-the animal’s fully mature size-how much it will cost for veterinary care-what type of habitat the pet needs to be healthy-whether pets are allowed in your residence

Whenever a stray cat or dog is found, The City’s primary goal is to re-unite the pet with its owners. If an animal is picked up wearing its licence tag, or with an imbedded microchip, community peace officers will attempt to drive the animal home before it enters the shelter.

If an animal is not claimed by their owner a process is implemented to determine its adoptability.

All pet owners are required by law to license their cats and dogs in Calgary. Because of this, Calgary has the highest return-to-owner rate in North America.

If you have found a stray cat or dog call 311, or take the stray to a vet clinic, which will call The City for impounding.

If you have lost your pet, call 311 to place a lost report, and check where photos of all found animals are posted.

Calgarians wishing to take home a pet during the adopt-a-thon can visit Animal Services at 2201 Portland Street S.E. on October 18th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or October 19th and 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, and to see dogs and cats currently available for adoption, visit