New Westminster Animal Services is dedicated to keeping our community safe by providing education and ensuring compliance with the Animal Care and Control Bylaw. We also operate the City’s Animal Shelter, caring for the abandoned, stray, and unwanted animals of New Westminster.
Donations gratefully accepted at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/73848
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AN ANIMAL, please submit an application form. This is the FIRST step in the adoption process. Please do NOT email us just to express interest.
Our animals have unique personalities and needs. Our goal is to find the most suitable home for them and the most suitable pet for you. We make every effort to place animals in “forever” homes so they don’t find themselves back in a shelter. They’ve already lost their home once, and we don’t want them to go through that again.
All applications are reviewed by two shelter staff members. We also conduct a phone interview, at which time we will address any questions or concerns you may have. Typically, we are able to inform applicants within 72 hours. If your application has been approved, we will then schedule a time for you to come pick up your new family member!