Looking for a Paw to Hold?

Are you looking for a furry friend but aren’t looking to buy from just anywhere? Considering adopting from a rescue? Well, we have a list for you! We get a lot of clients asking about different rescues that they could contact about adopting a new furry addition for their family. So we did a little digging and compiled a list and have placed it below:

  1. SPCA Dartmouth
  2. Bide-A-While Animal Shelter
  3. Homeward Bound City Pound
  4. Litters and Critters
  5. Save A Life Canada Animal Rescue Society
  6. Marley’s Hope
  7. Animal Rescue Coalition
  8. Good Bones
  9. Coastal K9
  10. Cool Dog

You can also venture over to Pet Finder as a lot of different groups post their adoptable there.

Good luck in finding the purrfect addition for your family!

If you have any questions, give us a call at 902.422.8595.

Written by: Halifax Veterinary Hospital



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Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome back you back inside our hospital! We no longer have any restrictions on capacity, but masks are still required if you'd like to come inside. We thank you for your understanding and compliance.


Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

We look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Halifax Veterinary Hospital