How To Adopt

There are many cats and kittens to choose from. You can select a furry friend that is perfect for you. There are loveable cats and kittens of every age, colour, size, and length of fur. Some of the animals have special needs. Caring for these animals can be especially rewarding.

Important things to consider!

Adopting an animal is an important decision. Caring for an animal requires a long-term commitment - up to 20 years! Here are some things to think about before adopting a furry friend:

•    Do you have the budget for food, litter, ongoing vaccinations and any necessary medical treatments?
•    Do you have time at home to interact with your pet?
•    Do you have other animals at home?
•    Do you have babies or small children at home?
•    Do you have permission from your landlord?


Every year we place over 400 animals in loving homes. Read some of our success stories and see the positive impact Furry Friends makes for animals and those who love them.  

What’s the process?

1. Visit us to select your new pet
Our friendly volunteers can show you the animals that are waiting to be adopted into a ‘forever’ home and help you make a selection that suits your lifestyle. Thankfully, most cats are quickly adopted into loving homes, but there are always new furry friends patiently waiting their turn to find life-long companions.

Furry Friends Animal Shelter:

25 Hart Drive, Unit 15, Barrie


Shelter Hours (open to public):
Mondays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. AND 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Tuesdays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.*
Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. AND 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Thursdays: 11:0 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. AND 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Fridays: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. AND 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon * 
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. *

*We have no trained adoption volunteers on our 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. evening shifts on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, though we welcome anyone who wants to drop-in to drop-off donations for the kitties!

IMPORTANT: Furry Friends has no paid staff. Whenever possible, please contact us in advance to set up an appointment so that we can ensure one of our authorized adoption volunteers will be there to meet with you. We encourage you to email us at adopt@furryfriendsshelter.org.

PetSmart:
For two weeks every month we also adopt cats and kittens out of PetSmart, 33 Mapleview Drive East, Barrie.
Adoption hours: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and
Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 

PetValu:
We also adopt our cats from two PetValu locations: 165 Wellington Street West and 632 Yonge Street in Barrie. PetValu is open from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2. Complete and sign an Application to Adopt form. If approved, you will be asked to sign an Animal Adoption Contract and pay a $170 fee (cash only).

This fee covers the costs involved in preparing animals for adoption:
1. All animals are spayed/neutered.
2. All animals are microchipped.
3. Any illnesses are treated before adoption. You will receive a copy of the animal's medical chart.
4. All cats have at least one set of vaccinations (Feline Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus and Panleukopenia) and have been treated for fleas, ear mites and common parasites. Kittens require vaccinations at 4-6 week intervals. All animals must have a rabies shot by 4 months.before they are adopted and have their shots and rabies vaccinations. 

Take Me Home!
Pooh (in foster care but available for adoption)
Pooh is a 1 3/4 year old stray who came from the Georgina area. When he first arrived, he was quite ...
Curly (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Curly is a small kitty, despite being 5 1/4 years old. He has been with us for quite a while and has...
Sabrina (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Sabrina is 2 years old and is a local stray. She is now thoroughly enjoying human attention. Sabrina...
Brodie (in foster care but available for adoption)
In the urban dictionary's definition, Brodie means "The Man", a really caring, loyal friend who is g...
Lillie (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Lillie is 6 1/4 years old and has lived most of her life with us. She was originally a feral cat, bu...
Snooky (in foster but available for adoption)
Snooky is 6 3/4 years old and has been with us for quite a while. He was originally a feral born res...
Argentina (foster care but can be adopted)
Argentina is a 5 year old stray with an unusual taupe coloured tabby coat. He is long and lean but h...
Tom (in foster care but is available for adoption)
Tom is 7 years old and he is a big boy. His elderly owner died recently, so the family surrendered h...
Maxfield (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Maxfield is a 3 year old stray from the Georgina area whom no one claimed. We decided to give this g...
Suzette
We could call her the everready bunny, but she is a gorgeous 8 month old, silky smooth little bundle...
Guiness (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Guiness is just 5 years old and has lived almost his entire life at our shelter. He and 20 other kit...
Emma (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Emma is a feral born rescue who is just shy of her sixth birthday. She is a gentle, shy girl who tak...
Missus (at PetValu on Yonge St.)
Missus is 4 years old and was surrendered with her pal, Mister, because a woman's mother-in-law was ...
Shelby (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Shelby is a shy 6 1/2 year old dilute Torti that we have had her for several years. Once Shelby gets...
Stella (at shelter on Hart Dr. Barrie)
Stella is 4 3/4 years old and was a feral born rescue. Like so many of our ferals, she wanted nothin...
Bylow (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Bylow is 3 3/4 years of age and loves to watch people come and go. He will usually brush against you...
Dallas (in foster care but available for adoption)
Dallas is a 5 3/4 year old baby. He loves to be loved and soaks it all up and asks for more. You can...
Fang (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Fang is 7 3/4 years old and has been with us for most of his life. He looks like he would be mean, b...
Hope (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Hope is a little over 8 years old and has been with us a long time. No one is quite sure of her past...
Skrinkle (at shelter on Hart  Dr., Barrie)
Skrinkle is a 4 3/4 year old stray who was brought in to us, but whose owners were found before he w...
Loverboy (at Pet Valu on Wellington St., Barrie)
Loverboy is 4 years old. We rescued him from a high kill shelter in Montreal. It was a long ride for...
Tippit (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Tippit is a little over 5 years of age and has been at our shelter with his brothers, Lexus and Theo...
Silver (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Silver is 3 3/4 years old and has had a full mouth extraction. That doesn't stop her from enjoying h...
Sally (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Sally is 6 years of age. No one seems to remember her history, but she doesn't mind. Sally is very s...
Lela (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Lela is loving being inside again, after having been on her own for almost a year. A neighbour notic...
Kismet (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Kismet is 7 3/4 years old and is Shauna's mother. The two of them and Kismet's hubby used to hang ou...
Coolio (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Coolio is a 2 year old whose days were numbered in a high kill Montreal shelter. Through the help of...
Bella (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Bella is 5 years old and is a feral born rescue. It has taken her all of this time to get to the poi...
Lexus (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Lexus is just a little over 5 years old, and he and his brothers, Tippit and Theo, were feral born r...
Pablo (at Pet Valu on Wellington St., Barrie)
Pablo is 4 years old and he is all black except for one little splash of white at the tip of his tai...
Rose (at shelter on Hart Dr., Barrie)
Rose is 6 1/2 years old and is a feral born rescue. When we first got her, she wouldn't let anyone n...
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