About GPSPCA

Grande Prairie & District SPCA is a not-for-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to promoting respect of, humane treatment for, and compassion towards animals.

MAY 31, 2016 - Present  Our shelter is CURRENTLY CLOSED. We are still in operation and raising funds to re-open our animal shelter. Please email for more information info@gpspca.com

Our organization encourages the support and sponsorship of humane education programs aimed at developing more compassion, better understanding and a deeper appreciation of the diversity of animals in our world, and to advance community understanding of the need for animal protection and advocacy.

  • We seek safe, loving, life-long homes for our animals.
  • We address spay/neuter issues in partnership with local veterinarians.
  • We educate the public through a variety of venues. Topics include spaying & neutering, health and welfare, Be A Tree (a bite prevention program for school aged children) and responsible pet ownership.

 

Operations

Once an animal is transferred to GPSPCA, it is vaccinated, behaviour assessed, spayed or neutered, micro chipped and provided other necessary medical care. We also address any dietary issues and grooming needs that our pets may have. During their stay with us, we ensure they receive socialization - either through daily walks, exercise or handling. Our facility also boasts outdoor play areas for dogs to enjoy, and a large cat lounge for the cats to socialize together.

Then our furry friends are placed up for adoption in order to find their forever homes. We are able to promote each animal through website profiles, social media, and of course through public viewings the adoption centre. We also feature animals on the Pet of the Month through various radio spots. Our adoption screening process ensures each animal is best suited for each applicant. This facilitates a healthy transition for both the animals and their adopters. 

Once the adoption process is completed, we provide on-going support, information, resources and training to adoptees and their new families.

The Regional Pound is located on the west side of the building and is independent from GPSPCA operations.