Pictou Shelter

Ways to Contact Us

Find us in Pictou

3504 Granton Abecrombie Rd, New Glasgow, NS B2H 5G2

PO Box 786, New Glasgow NS B2H 5G2

902-396-3595 or 1-844-835-4798


Monday – Closed
Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00am – 4:00pm

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 Pictou SPCA 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 Pictou SPCA today.



The Pictou County Animal Shelter was formed in 1979 and has provided a necessary service to the many animals and residents of the towns and municipality. The Branch depends on the generosity of the residents and businesses of Pictou County to help keep the shelter doors open.

Services include but are not limited to care of animals, both abandoned and stray; re-home animals given up by their owners; and pound services for the county and Pictou; we also do educational presentations at the schools and works with John Howard’s Restorative justice, Summer Street Industries and other community groups.

Pictou County Animal Shelter relies on volunteers and donations; further income is generated by our year round fundraising efforts which include: tickets sales, I.D.tags, memberships, bottle drives, bowl-a-thons, bake sales, Christmas wrap and BBQ’s. Our biggest fundraiser is our annual Christmas letter.

Through our involvement with the schools, we now have multiple schools that are providing fundraising efforts to help the animals of the Pictou County. Their ideas range from Dance-a-thons, wake-a –thons to birthday parties etc.

We have a very good relationship with the local businesses of Pictou County and through the years they have given a huge amount of support. Pictou Animal Shelter also benefits from an excellent relationship with the local media in Pictou County as well.

We thank the community as a whole for all the years of support.


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!

A new shelter is happening!

Click here to read more about the North Nova SPCA.