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Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre

26815 Civic Centre Road
Keswick, ON L4P 3G1

Our Mission

The Georgina Animal Shelter & Adoption Centre provides urgent care to stray cats and dogs in the following municipalities: Georgina, Newmarket, Aurora and East Gwillimbury. If you have an urgent concern with a stray cat or dog in one of these areas please contact the appropriate animal services agency for your municipality.

Georgina & Aurora 1-877-979-7297 (PAWS)
Newmarket 905-895-5193
East Gwillimbury & Georgina Island 1-888-644-5634

All other inquires can be directed to the animal shelter by calling 1-800-898-8606 extension 3701.

The Georgina Animal Shelter utilizes Facebook to publicly share all stray cats and dogs that arrive at the shelter. If you have found a pet or lost your pet in one of the areas that our shelter serves be sure to visit our Facebook page and either call the shelter directly or contact your local animal services agency to file a lost or found report.

Register and search for lost and found pets here:

Please be advised that animal licensing is in effect for all the municipalities that we serve. Contact animal services in your municipality to inquire on how and where to purchase a license. Municipal law requires a license to be purchased each year, failure to purchase can result in additional fines. If you have not yet purchased your yearly license, please do so as soon as possible to help return your pet home safely, avoiding shelter redemption fees and other unwanted fines.

Adoption requests are considered for stray pets after the 5 business day redemption period has concluded. The redemption period does not include Sundays, statutory holidays or any day in which the shelter is closed to the public. The shelter's first priority is always to reunite lost pets with their families.

Rehoming requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the shelter. The Georgina Animal Shelter strives to keep pets in their homes and will offer alternative solutions and other resources during each rehoming consultation.

We are currently observing our winter hours until June 2nd:

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am-12:00noon

Summer hours will resume on June 2nd through to September 30th.

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm

Please spay and neuter your pets! Contact your local veterinarian or the OSPCA (spay/neuter program) at 1-888-668-7722.

For resident of Georgina please contact P.A.W.S of Georgina at or 905-868-6141, with your proof of spay/neuter (within the same calendar year) to receive a rebate.

For animal related cruelty and neglect concerns contact PAWS (Provincial Animal Welfare Services) at 1-833-926-4625

Adoption Policy

We at the Georgina Animal Shelter strive to find the best possible outcomes for the homeless cats and dogs that enter our care care. The majority of pets we receive have no known medical or behaviour histories. Each pet is continually assessed throughout its time in our care.

All pets receive an individualized animal welfare plan including spaying/neutering, vaccinations, anti-parasitic treatments, nutritional plan and any other medical treatments or behvaiour modifications deemed necessary.

Temperament and personality assessments allow us to better match pets with potential adopters. Completing a detailed adoption questionnaire helps to ensure that we are matching perspective adopters with the pet that is best suited to their home environment and lifestyle. We want each adoption to be a success and pride ourselves in providing a transparent and thorough adoption process.

All dogs adopted through the Georgina Animal Shelter will receive one complimentary private training session with Grass Roots K9, our local dog training partners. Follow up calls and/or emails are provided to each adopter to ensure that the transition of their new pet into their home is successful.

If you would like to inquire about a pet that is available for adoption, contact us at 1-800-898-8606 or email us at to learn more.

Adoption Fees:

Cats $175 + HST
Dogs $300 + HST

In addition the purchase of a license is required for all dogs being adopted within the municipalities we serve and for cats residing in the town of Newmarket and Aurora. **Prices vary**


We believe in advocating for responsible pet ownership and the life long commitment of pet adoption. Every pet deserves a safe, warm and loving home.

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