Tiny Paws


Our Adoption Process

1. Fill out an application. These are available online and in our shelter.

2. Approved applicants will meet with our Adoption Coordinator at the shelter.

3. After your interview, you may be scheduled for a meet and greet with the animal that you may be adopting. This ensures that you and they are a good fit together.

4. After a successful interview and meet and greet, you will be asked to fill in the adoption paperwork and pay the adoption fees associated with that animal.

** Please be advised that submitting multiple applications will not qualify you for multiple animals. If you wish to apply to adopt an animal, please submit ONE application. Multiple application submissions from a single applicant overwhelms our system and cancels all previous applications.

The Interview

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. In the interview, the adoption coordinator will determine your suitability for the animal you have requested to adopt. This interview allows both you and the adoption coordinator to answer questions that may not have been covered (or clear) in our application.

Additionally within the interview, the meet and greet may also occur which allows the adoption coordinator to see how you interact with the animal. The goal of the interview is not to put hopeful adopters on the spot, so do not feel pressure to be perfect.

The Meet and Greet

Relax and just be yourself. Some pets take a bit of time to warm up to you, so take the time to allow the animal to come to you. This time is for you to get to know your potential new pet and they get to know you, so make it an experience. For example; ask if you can play with the pet with their favorite toys. This is also a good time to introduce other pets or family members to your hopeful new pet. There’s nothing more discouraging than bringing home a new pet and realizing it doesn’t get along well with your current pet.

Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t find the pet you’d love to go home with. Finding the right pet may just take a bit of time, just be patient and you’ll eventually find the perfect fit.

Finalizing the Adoption


You’ve made it through the adoption process and are ready to finish up the adoption. During this time you will sign paperwork and pay the adoption fees. You will then set a date to pick-up the animal you’ve just adopted!

“I’m so happy to tell you that George is doing very well. Although he’s been with us for few days, it feels like he always lived here. He gets super excited and loves to go out for walks and wander around. He is very well house trained and waits for us to take him for pee.

His anxiety is easing and looks like he feels safe here. I’ve notice that he gets anxious when one of us leaves the house but he feels at ease after a few minutes. We’re so lucky to have him in our life, thank you so much for making this happen.”

“I just wanted to send a little note about puppy George (now Percy) that we adopted in December. He’s now almost 9 months old and it’s hard to remember life before him! He has such a funny little personality and has grown into a wonderful little guy. He loves going to the park and playing fetch, playing with his neighbourhood doggy friends and finding sticks to carry on his walk.

Thank you so much for choosing us as his family, we feel so lucky so have him. Thank you to his foster family as well, I know you guys put a lot of work into keeping him socialized and happy as such a tiny little guy.”