Yarmouth Shelter

Ways to Contact Us

Find us in Yarmouth

298 Hardscratch Rd, Yarmouth, NS B5A4A8

902-742-9767 or 844-835-4798



Tuesday-Sunday 11am-4pm


The Nova Scotia SPCA simply could not function without the help of the fantastic volunteers who help with our shelters, fundraising and TNR.  Are you ready to put your paw up and help?

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Foster families care for pets who are too young to be adopted or need to recover from illnesses or injuries.   We provide all supplies and medical care.  All you need is love and space!

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Wish list

The SPCA does not receive any government funding for our shelters so our shelter pets rely on your generosity.  Pick up some of the top needed supplies to help care for local animals in need.

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The Yarmouth Animal Shelter is only one of two Nova Scotia SPCA shelters west of Halifax. The Yarmouth Animal Shelter was the first to be formed in 1900 and built an animal shelter in 1982/83 with an extension added in 1989 and renovated in 2006. There are currently four employees and many dedicated volunteers that support it.

The Yarmouth Animal Shelter rescues and takes care of abused, abandoned, homeless animals and attempts to find good homes for the unwanted animals in our care. We admit approximately 700 animals per year to the shelter. The expenses of running the shelter are covered by fundraising, memberships, donations, dog control services and community events.

Adoption Fees

Adopting an animal from an SPCA, humane organization or rescue group 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.

Cats or Kittens Adoption Fee $150 for cats | $250 for kittens

Dogs or Puppies Adoption Fee  $275 for dogs | $450 for puppies

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