HRM Animal Redemption Centre

Who We Are

HRM Animal Redemption Centre is contracted by the Halifax Municipality to provide shelter for animals that are in violation of the Halifax Animal by-law A-700 and critically injured cats picked up by HRM Animal Services.

Along with providing a safe environment, our dedicated staff offer care and rehabilitation. Animals are treated by a veterinarian as needed. Animals that are not claimed within 72 business hours are assessed for adoption to determine the home environment most suitable for them.

HRM Animal Redemption Centre proudly practices no-kill principles, meaning we do not euthanize animals for space. Read more about no-kill principles here.

Redemption Hours

8:00am – 6:00pm Monday to Sunday


Adoption Hours

 Follow the online adoption process here to view available pets through the website


Contact Us

Visit us during our Hours of Operation at:

201 Brownlow Ave, Suite 9
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1W2

Call Us: 902-536-2032

Missing Pets

If you have lost your pet, please call 311 to file a report immediately. If you know that your pet is currently at HRM Animal Redemtion Centre, please call 311 to arrange the redemption of your pet.

Animal Services will notify you if your pet has been brought to our facility. To claim your pet, you will be required to pay a boarding fee, impound fee, and a license fee (if the dog does not have a current license). You will need to bring along photo ID with your current address on it to verify your identity.

To review found pets who are in the care of HRM Animal Redemption Centre please visit the link below.

Found Pets


Adopting an animal from the HRM Animal Redemption Centre can be a very rewarding experience. You will be giving a homeless animal a second chance in life and providing it with a safe, loving forever home.

Adoption Fees:

Cats or Kittens $175 for cats | $250 for kittens

Dogs or Puppies  $275 for dogs | $450 for puppies, plus HRM Dog license (required for HRM residents)

What’s Included?

  • Examination by a Veterinarian
  • Flea/Parasite Treatment
  • Feline Leukemia Test (cats)
  • Vaccines to time of Adoption (core vaccines only)
  • Spay or Neuter Surgery (including kittens and puppies)
  • 8 week trial of NS SPCA Pet Insurance
  • Microchip