We do charge adoption fees or our work would not be possible. In this way you help to save multiple lives! As of July 1, 2021 our fees have increased to help cover the increase in vetting costs and the decrease in donations due to the pandemic. But don’t worry! We still have some of the lowest adoption fees in Alberta.
Cats & Kittens
— Kittens 12 months old and under … $200
— Kittens with FVR* … $100
— Cats over 12 months old … $125
— Barn Buddies …. by donation
Dogs & Puppies
— Small dogs and puppies under 8 months of age … $400
(as they generally require more vetting)
— Adult dogs 8 months to 8 years of age … $350
— Senior dogs (excluding small dogs) over 8 years of age … $250
All of EARS adoptable animals are:
— Up to date on age appropriate vaccines
*FRV (feline viral rhinopneumonitis) is an upper respiratory infection of the nose and throat that is contagious to other cats. FVR is a lifelong condition but often symptom free. “Flare ups” are typically associated with stress and can be treated with antiviral medications and lysine treats to help ease the symptoms. Kittens and cats with FVR are best suited to a cat-free and low-stress home.
EARS Adoption Process
1. If you would like to adopt an EARS animal, start by filling out an Adoption Application. This does not commit you to adopting the animal.
2. Our team will review the application and reply to the applicant as quickly as possible with the application status.
We are volunteer run, so please allow 3-5 days for a reply.
3. Once your application is approved, we will put the prospective adoptive family in touch with the foster family to arrange a “meet and greet”. This is required for dogs but may not be necessary for cats.
4. If all parties are in favor of the adoption (EARS adoption committee, foster family, and prospective adoptive family), you might be able to take your new animal home the same day or you may need to arrange a mutually beneficial time with the foster home.
Our adoptable cat and dogs have been vet-checked, spayed/neutered, and up to date on vaccinations. These costs are included in your adoption fee. Puppies & kittens who are too young to have completed these procedures can be adopted through our foster-to-adopt program (more information is below).
EARS fully vets and spays/neuters all rescue pets before any adoption can be finalized. The “Foster to Adopt” program is designed for young rescue animals who are not yet ready for spay/neuter or rescue pets with health/behavior problems who have not been cleared for adoption. The FTA program allows animals to be able to move into their future adoptive homes while still under the guardianship and care of EARS. This program is NOT to be used as a trial period to see if the pet is a good fit in the adopters home! At the appropriate age (as determined by the vet clinic) EARS will have young rescue pets spayed/neutered, you the adopter will pay the adoption fee, and the adoption will be finalized! Alternately, when your foster to adopt pet’s health and/or behavior has been cleared for adoption, you the adopter will pay the adoption fee, and the adoption will be finalized.