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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.

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. Thank you for your understanding!

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 VCA 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.

Things to Consider Before Adopting
The objective of the NACS adoption program is to facilitate the successful adoption of animals to
permanent, stable, loving homes. If the adoption is successful, an animal will not become a future
encumbrance on citizens, animal welfare organizations, charities or animal control agencies.
In order to be successful the adopter must be able to provide appropriate care for the animal
and be a well-suited personality match for the animal. The following points are meant to
address common reasons why adoptions are unsuccessful and each point should be given serious
thought before committing to an adoption.

Choosing to discuss any of these points with us will not cause your application to be
denied. We strongly encourage questions and discussion prior to adoption in order to prevent
future problems.


The legislated authority to collect the personal information necessary to confirm these purposes
is section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you require further
information regarding the collection of your personal information, please contact NACS at 1260
Nanaimo Lakes Rd., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5P4, by phone at (250) 616-0233 or email at

Incomplete applications will not be processed. We reserve the right to refuse any applications.

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