Home » Blog » Adoption » Dog For Adoption In Alberta, Canada – Searching For Your Perfect Pup!

Dog For Adoption In Alberta, Canada – Searching For Your Perfect Pup!

This post may contain affiliate links. We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.

Are you looking for a dog for adoption in Alberta? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We have an extensive list of dog shelters and rescues in Alberta Canada!

Speaking of rescue and adoption, when we were kids we adopted our first family dog, Maffy from the local animal shelter. Maffy was a wonderful Border Collie mix with energy to burn! Perfect for our our family of 5!

As time went by I volunteered as a foster for a local dog rescue and even adopted a dog of my own from the Carson Animal Shelter.

Adopting from your local animal rescue or shelter is a wonderful way to save a life.

Dog Adoption Alberta

Dogs For Adoption In Alberta

Below are all of the organizations in Alberta from which you can adopt a dog.

Please continue on to each individual organization’s website by clicking on their name to see dogs they have available for adoption or to learn more about the organization and their mission.

Adopting is a great way of bringing home a dog in need of a loving home.

Consider checking with the organizations in your area on a weekly basis if you’re looking for a specific breed before you decide to go out and buy a puppy from a breeder.

You know what they say – ‘Adopt Before You Shop!’

Dog Rescues And Shelters In Alberta

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS)Calgary403-250-7377
Alberta Animal ServicesRed Deer(403) 347-2388
Alberta Herding Dog RescueDidsbury Contact
Alberta Bulldog Rescue – Red DeerRed Deer 
Alberta Homeward Hound Rescue BureauContact
Alberta Pound And Rescue ServicesMedicine Hat403-487-5671
Alberta Sheltie RescueCalgary 
Alberta SPCAEdmonton780-447-3600
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)WestbrookContact
ARTS Senior Animal RescueCalgary | Edmonton | Red Deer587-666-2787
Bandaged PawsGrande Prairie780-380-PAWS
BARCS RescueAirdrie403-852-5357
Bow Valley SPCACanmore403-609-2022
Boxer Rescue CanadaBerwyn780-338-2573
Calgary Animal Rescue SocietyCalgary403-816-0759
CB RescueCalgaryContact
Central Alberta Humane SocietyRed Deer403-342-7722
Cochrane & Area Humane SocietyCochrane403-932-2072
Collie Rescue Network AlbertaCamrose807-868-1028
Companion Animal Outreach ServicesRed DeerContact
Companion Animal Welfare SocietySherwood Park587 983 4086
Edmonton Humane SocietyEdmonton 780-471-1774
Harvest Sky Animal RescueHanna403-854-3700
Heaven Can WaitHigh River403 601 2520 
Hope Lives Here Animal Rescue Society780-908-9498
Humane Animal Rescue Team (HART)Edmonton780 455-4278
Infinite Woofs Animal Rescue SocietyEdmonton780-452-2951
Klassic KennelsRed Deer403-340-0128
Lakeland Humane SocietyCold Lake780-594-1896
Lethbridge & District Humane SocietyLethbridge403-320-8991
Lethbridge PAW SocietyLethbridge403-328-6700
Little Mutts Rescue SocietyCochrane 
Misty Creek Dog RescueCalgary 
Northern Alberta Society for Animal ProtectionSherwood Park780-922-0250
Parkland County Animal ShelterStony Plain780-968-8400
Paws 4 ChangeWestbrookContact
Paws In Need Animal RescueEdmontonContact
Pawsitive Match Rescue FoundationCalgary403-452-2485
Persian Dreams and Canine Themes Rescue SocietyMedicine Hat403-529-2287
Pound RescueOkotoks403-938-4890
The ROAR SocietyRocky Mountain House403-844-6024
Rocky Mountain Animal RescueCanmore403-673-3224
Saving Grace Animal SocietyAlix403-785-7427
Second Chance Animal Rescue SocietyAthabasca780-466-SCAR
St. Paul Animal ShelterSt. Paul780-645-2262
Taber Adoption OptionsTaber 
Tails of the MisunderstoodCalgary587-572-WOOF
Walkin’ N’ Waggin’ Surrender ShelterCalgary403-704-4369
Wild Rose Humane SocietyDidsbury403-335-8297
Windy City Canine RescueCoalhurst403-359-3139
Zoe’s Animal Rescue SocietySherwood ParkContact

We were searching for months before we found our perfect puppy, Linus. Please take your time when choosing a dog. Do your research, be patient, and the right dog will become available.


Where Can I Adopt A Small Dog In Alberta?

Most of the rescues and shelters listed above may have small dogs from time to time. We came across two rescues in Alberta that specialize in smaller dogs.

Best of luck finding the perfect small dog!

Where Can I Adopt And Older Dog In Alberta?

Most dog rescues and shelters will have older senior dogs, adult dogs, younger dogs, and puppies. Here’s a list of a couple of rescue organizations that specialize in older dogs.

  • ARTS Senior Animal Rescue – Service Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer Alberta
  • Elderdog Canada – they’re actually located in Rose Bay, Nova Scotia but they are a national organization and may rehome an older dog in your area.

My parents have been looking for an older dog as a companion and they’ve been working with several rescues that specialize in senior dogs.

They recently found a little three-legged dog that looks much like their last dog Ralphie. Hopefully, they’ll make a good match.

If so, I’ll post an update here.

Good luck finding your senior canine pal!

How Much Is It To Adopt A Dog In Alberta?

Most dog rescues and shelters charge a fee when adopting a dog whether that be in Alberta or any other city across Canada and the United States.

After reviewing all of the rescues and shelters on our list of dogs for adoption the average cost to adopt a dog in Alberta is $300 – $500.

Most rescues have different prices for senior dogs, adult dogs, and puppies. The price for puppies usually being the highest

This cost covers the many fees in fostering/housing a dog including vaccinations, health checks, microchipping, dog food, toys, and other supplies.

Also, keep in mind after the initial cost of your dog there are many other expenses of owning a dog. For more information on how much a dog really costs check out this article on our estimated cost for our Labrador Retriever puppy.

Final Thoughts

We are big advocates of adopting from your local animal shelter or rescue.

There are so many wonderful dogs available. Please be patient and you’ll find the dog of your dreams.

In fact, I just spoke with my parents and they found a three-legged dog that they think will be perfect for them.

Did you adopt your last dog from your local animal shelter or rescue?

Or are you looking to adopt?

Tell us about your experiences in the comment section below.

Save To Pinterest

Dogs For Adoption In Alberta - List of Shelters & Rescues - puppy looking through fence

Top Picks For Our Puppies

    We Like: Beef Collagen Sticks - All of our pups love to bite, nip, and chew. We love using Collagen Sticks to help divert these unwanted behaviors.
    We Like: Calmeroos Puppy Toy w/ Heartbeat and Heat Packs - Perfect for new puppies. Helps ease anxiety in their new home.
    We Like: Crazy Dog Train-Me Treats - We use these as our high-value treats for our guide dog puppies.
    We Like: The Farmer's Dog - A couple months ago we started feeding Raven fresh dog food and she loves it! Get 50% off your first order of The Farmer's Dog.

Check out more of our favorites on our New Puppy Checklist.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.