The CRD Animal Shelter has wonderful pets waiting to be welcomed into a good home. If you are looking to adopt a new best friend, please visit the Shelter or fill out an application for one of the animals listed for adoption.

Dogs for Adoption

It's time for Ruffles to move on from the shelter and find his forever family. This fellow is a three-year-old neutered male Shih Tzu X. A big thank you to Mucky Mutt Pet Salon for giving him a much needed complimentary groom! He is feeling so much better. Ruffles is unsure of strangers and needs a bit of time to warm up, then he is up for a game of ball and playing tug with his toys. He prefers strangers to just ignore him for a while or feed him some snacks, so he is not a social butterfly and prefers to hang with his people. Ruffles is a tad overweight and needs to shed a few pounds, which should be super easy as he is active and playful! He can live with another dog, cats unknown right now, older kids may be fine. Please fill out an application on our website if you are interested!

Rebel is a one-year-old neutered male bully mix bred. He is a lovely little fellow, approximately 50lbs, and loves to cuddle. He can be a bit shy with strangers but warms up fast and wants to be your new bestie. He likes to play with other dogs and can live with cats. He doesn't know what to think about small children but loves to play with bigger ones. Please fill out the application above and someone will be in touch to set up a meet and greet!

Iris is a 14-month-old brindle female Cane Corso X. She is sweet with her person but fearful of strangers so needs an understanding person who can slowly show her the world and help her gain confidence. She has lived with both children and other dogs but will likely need time and proper introductions to learn to love her new house mates. If other dogs are in the home it is best they are male as she will likely do better with the opposite sex. We are unsure about cats at this time. 

Cats for Adoption

Willy is a three-year-old neutered male ready to find his forever family. He is quite an active fellow fit for a busier household.

Ryley is a two- to three-year-old neutered male brown tabby. He is a very handsome fellow who is a bit stressed at the shelter so doesn't show very well. He is going to be one of those cats who hides for the first week or so them once settled will likely be a big mellow mushball.

Warrin is a middle-aged, long-haired black male cat who is quite shy. He will need someone with the time and patience to let him settle and show his true colours. He has been neutered and chipped and ready for a home of his own.

Please contact the shelter to set up a time to meet the adoptable pets 250.658.5745.

Other Animals for Adoption

Betty and Wilma are one-year-old feral cats that were trapped on a farm, spayed and vaccinated and are now ready to be put to work. These cats are strictly barn cats and will keep their distance from people. They need to be contained for the first month so they know where home is then fed and given shelter in a barn or shop. In exchange they will keep the rodent population down!

Please check out our Facebook page CRD Animal Shelter for updates on animals for adoption.

Thank You

Red Barn Market and Pets West for discounts on our pet feed!

Where else can I look for pets?

Hours & Location

5401 Pat Bay Highway (three driveways past the Weigh Scale across from Elk Lake).

Viewing Times

1 – 4pm Monday to Saturday. The Shelter is not open on Sundays and holidays.


Tel: 250.658.5745

We are very busy taking care of the animals in the Shelter. If you don’t reach a live person by phone, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.

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