Animals in this category are available for adoption.  

These animals arrived at the Pound for various reasons. Most were strays, some were abandoned, others have interesting stories. Because no one has come forward to claim the animal it is now available to be legally adopted to a new owner.




All adoptable animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, dewormed, deflead, vaccinated, and come with 6 weeks of free pet insurance and a Welcome Package from Island Vet.

Your signature is required on the Adoption Contract because you will be making a serious commitment to care and keep the animal in a humane, ethical, responsible and lawful manner for the rest of its life.

We do our best to create a safe and comfortable environment for animals to live in at the Pound & Adoption Centre, but as good as it is, it isn't a home - we need you to provide that!

NACS has no time limit on how long we will keep an animal before it is adopted.

Due to COVID-19, our adoption process has changed. Please do not come to the pound unless you have an appointment. If you are interested in adopting an animal posted below, please email us at and we will send you a fillable application form. Approved applicants will be invited to meet the animal.
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This page is kept up to date. If there are no animals listed below, we do not have anyone available for adoption.
Willow: Available for Adoption!

This young Husky mix is a super sweet girl looking for an active person or family to join. We estimate her to be 1.5-3 years old and she weights approximately 50lbs. She is a very friendly and affectionate dog who is super smart and would be a great candidate for obedience classes. Her main challenge at the moment is learning not to jump up, because she loves to give hugs and see what’s up on the counter! Willow walks nicely on a leash with a harness and the more exercise she gets, the happier and calmer she will be. She is a silly, playful girl who enjoys zooming around the backyard with her stuffy toys. Willow has a dual coat that requires a good deal of brushing, which she loves!

Willow is very excited about meeting other dogs but has not yet had an opportunity to learn appropriate play skills. It will be important for her to be actively socialized with other dogs so that she learns polite behaviour as she would love to burn some of her energy playing with other dogs. Willow has not been tested with cats. Although she has never shown any signs of aggression, we would not recommend her to be introduced to a cat without first solidifying her obedience.

Willow’s adoption fee is $350 and she has been spayed, microchipped, deflead, had her first vaccine, and comes with a six weeks of free pet insurance and a welcome package from VCA Island Vet. If you are interested in adopting Willow, or have any questions, please email us at and we will send you an application form. The successful applicant will be invited to meet her.

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