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GertieLadybird wants to pair lovely pets with lovely people. Ladybird will do our best to find you the pet that’s just right for you. When you adopt a dog, cat or small animal from Ladybird you can rest easy knowing that your pet has received the following care:

  • health check by a veterinarian (all animals)
  • spayed or neutered (dogs, cats and rabbits)
  • de-wormed (dogs and cats)
  • vaccinated (dogs and cats)
  • flea treatment (dogs and cats)
  • microchip (dogs and cats)

To adopt an animal from Ladybird you must first fill out an Adoption Application (click here) indicating which Available Animal (click here) you wish to adopt. In addition, you must agree to Ladybird’s Terms of Adoption (click here), provide suitable references, and agree to pay a non-refundable adoption fee (see fees below).

* Ladybird cannot guarantee that the animal you wish to adopt will still be available when you apply, as Adoption Applications are processed on a first come, first serve basis. Please be patient as it might take some time for Ladybird volunteers to process your application.


* All adoption fees are non-refundable and help Ladybird to supplement the costs of the animal’s care during their time with Ladybird.

  • Cats: $125.00
  • Dogs: $250.00
  • Rabbits, Chinchillas: $60.00
  • Guinea Pigs: $25.00
  • Rats, Hamsters, Degus, Gerbils, Mice: $20.00


Please note: We can not guarantee the animal(s) you are applying for are still available. The animal(s) may have been adopted, or may have applications submitted ahead of yours. We will do our best to help you find the perfect pet if the animal you are interested in is not available. Your application will be kept on file.

SECTION 1: Basic Information

SECTION 2: Current and Previous Pet Information

SECTION 3: The pet you have chosen

SECTION 4: Emergency Contact Information

In the event that Ladybird cannot for some reason contact you, please provide information for an alternate contact.

SECTION 5: References

Please provide two personal character references who are not family members, or members of the same household.

SECTION 6: Terms of Adoption

Adoption donation fees are as follows: Cats: $125 | Dogs: $250 | Rabbits: $60 | Guinea Pigs: $25 | Rats, Hamsters, Mice, Gerbils: $20
Please click here to read official Terms of Adoption. The Adopter Agrees to: 1) I agree to provide nutritious food, adequate shelter, care and medical attention to this animal at all times, as per the provisions of the Cruelty to Animals Section of the Criminal Code of Canada. 2) I agree to have this animal spayed/neutered at or near six (6) months of age to help prevent the stray and abandoned animal crisis, or within two (2) weeks of adoption, if the animal is already of age (N/A if animal is already sterilized). Note: Ladybird Animal Sanctuary does not recommend de-clawing of cats. 3) I agree to provide my veterinarian contact information if requested by Ladybird Animal Sanctuary as concerns this animal, and authorize inquiries of my Veterinarian by Ladybird Animal Sanctuary if there is any dispute as to sterilization, vaccination or other follow-up medical care having taken place. 4) I agree and am contractually obligated as follows: I will not subject this animal to any cosmetic or unnecessary surgery including, but not limited to, declawing, ear cropping, tail docking or vocal cord removal, unless directed by a licensed veterinarian for reasons related to the health and welfare of the animal. 5) If adopting a cat, I agree and am contractually obligated as follows: I will keep the cat indoors at all times, unless under constant supervision on a harness and leash, or in an enclosed environment such as a cat run. 6) I agree to notify Ladybird Animal Sanctuary immediately by email if: a) I change my address within 6 months of the adoption date, b) if the animal is lost or stolen at any time, or c) becomes ill within 30 days of the adoption date. 7) I agree to notify Ladybird Animal Sanctuary immediately if I am unable to keep the animal, with the understanding that Ladybird Animal Sanctuary will assist me in finding a new home, or will place the animal in temporary foster care if a new permanent home is not immediately available. 8) I agree and am contractually obligated as follows: I will not place this animal elsewhere without the express permission of Ladybird Animal Sanctuary. 9) I agree to accept follow-up inquiries on the status of this animal from Ladybird Animal Sanctuary volunteers, and to respond to them in a timely manner. Please Note: Any additional monies donated above the minimum adoption donation fee are appreciated and will be applied directly to Ladybird Animal Sanctuary rescues, sterilizations and organizational efforts. Adoption fees are not refundable. Ladybird Animal Sanctuary cannot guarantee the health, temperament, or behaviour of the animal.
By signing: • I certify that the information I give on this application is true and I recognize that any misrepresentation of facts may result in my losing the privilege of adopting a pet. • I understand that the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary has the right to deny my request to adopt an animal. • I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application. • I understand that this application is the property of the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary.


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