Kings Shelter

Ways to Contact Us

Find us in Kings County

1285 County Home Rd, Waterville, NS, B0P 1V0

PO Box 10, Waterville NS B0P 1V0

902-538-9075 or 1-844-835-4798


Monday – Closed
Tuesday to Thursday – 11:00am – 7:00pm
Friday to Sunday – 10:00am – 4:00pm

*Please note – Hours may vary depending on availability. Please click here before travelling to make sure we’re open*

Report Animal Cruelty
1-888-703-7722 or click here


The homeless animals in our shelters are waiting patiently and hoping for that moment when someone will look into their eyes and see how special they are.  Become a hero by rescuing a pet and creating space for more animals to be saved.



We have more than 500 volunteers that help with animal care, admin, fostering, fundraising, TNR, and supporting our thrift stores. Come see for yourself how rewarding it is and why we’ve been voted as “Best Place to Volunteer” for 7 years in a row!



Foster families provide socialization and love to pets who are young or need to recover from illnesses or injuries.  When you temporarily open up your heart and home to a foster pet, we will provide all the supplies and training you need.


Support Second Chances

The Kings proudly follows no-kill principles and does not receive any government funding for their shelter.

Some pets need one-on-one support to overcome abuse and neglect. Others need emergency medical treatment to survive.

Your support saves lives. Please donate to help local pets at the Kings SPCA today.



The Kings County Animal Shelter began because of a group of people who met around a kitchen table and decided to do something about helping homeless cats in Kings County. On April 17, 1990 the new Board of Directors signed on. In the early years, Kings Animal Shelter placed homeless animals in foster homes, held regular adoption days at a local mall and responded to calls for assistance through its network of volunteers. We also offered Spay/Neuter certificates and medical assistance to those in need.

In 1990, the Board of Directors decided to start their campaign to raise sufficient funding to construct an animal shelter in Kings County. The Municipality of the County of Kings provided a 50 year lease on a 2.2 acre parcel of land in Waterville and a $5,000 grant to the fund raising account.

In 2007, sufficient funding was raised to commence construction and the building was completed in April, 2008. However, it wasn’t until June 2009 that supplies and equipment were in place and the Kings County Animal Shelter opened its doors. Since then, the building has been full to capacity with a new animal quickly replacing each one that has been adopted. Some stay longer than others but every one remains at the shelter until the right family comes along.

The Kings Animal Shelter offers low-cost spay/neuter programs to help those in financial need to get their pets altered or cover the cost of euthanasia. It also offers a TNR (trap/neuter/return) Program to those who have feral cat colonies on their property and wish to have the animals spayed/neutered to avoid increases in the colony population.

The Kings County Animal Shelter obtains the majority of its annual operational funds through donations of money, supplies and equipment, bequests and fundraising efforts. We do not receive any government funding for our shelters so we rely heavily on the generosity of the citizens of Kings County.

We support other community organizations by providing work term placements, community service opportunities for government program participants, assisting school students in meeting their community service credits and providing an opportunity for clients of the NS Rehabilitation Center to interact with animals and provide volunteer services.

We also provide information to the general public on proper animal care and animal legislation through media coverage, daily information radio ads and a weekly radio interview/animal profile, our website, newsletter, pamphlets/brochures and responding to email and telephone inquiries.

Adoption Fees

Adopting is a very rewarding experience. You will be giving a homeless animal a second chance in life and providing it with a safe, loving family.

Cats or Kittens Adoption Fee $300 for cats | $425 for kittens

Dogs or Puppies Adoption Fee  $400 for dogs | $700 for puppies

Unconditional love – priceless

What’s Included

Your new best friends comes to you:

  • Spayed or Neutered sponsored by PetSmart Charities® of Canada (including kittens and puppies)
  • With core vaccines to time of adoption
  • Examined by a Veterinarian
  • Treated for Fleas/Parasites
  • Tested for Feline Leukemia (cats)
  • With a free eight-week trial of Nova Scotia SPCA Pet Health Insurance
  • Microchipped

Wish List

We go through many supplies to show homeless pets the love and care they deserve.

Check out our wish list here for the items we are most often in need of. We also have an online wish list here where you can add items to your cart and send a surprise gift directly to our shelter.

Another amazing way to help is to donate to fill our top wish list items. We can buy in bulk and often save with a charity rate!