Bring home a furry friend in Brampton this Valentine’s Day

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Published February 14, 2023 at 3:36 pm

Carolina is a domestic short-hair cat up for adoption in Brampton. Photo provided by the City of Brampton (RGB Photography)

Humans aren’t the only ones looking for companionship this Valentine’s Day as Brampton Animal Services is playing matchmaker for some furry friends.

Brampton Animal Services has many animals in need of a good home and is encouraging Brampton residents to consider adopting a pet for Valentine’s Day.

Interested adopters can check out the City’s Animal Services website to view all the animals currently up for adoption, but Brampton Animal Services has highlighted a few candidates ready for a new home.

Alfred

“Alfred is a 4-month-old American bulldog pup looking for a special fur-ever home. Born with a hole in his heart, he will need a second ultrasound to determine if the hole has closed,” Brampton Animal Services said on Twitter. “He hopes to find a home that will give him all the love and support he needs.”

Alfred is a 4-month-old American bulldog puppy up for adoption in Brampton. Photo provided by the City of Brampton (RGB Photography)

Carolina

Maybe a feline friend is more your style? Then consider Carolina the domestic short-hair.

Carolina is a domestic short-hair cat up for adoption in Brampton. Photo provided by the City of Brampton (RGB Photography)

“This young and active girl loves to play and enjoys petting, on her own terms. She loves to be around people and is looking for a cat-savvy home,” Brampton Animal Services said.

Louisiana

There’s also Louisiana, who was living on the streets for months until she was brought to  kind people brought to Brampton Animal Services by some Good Samaritans.

Lousiana is a domestic short-hair cat up for adoption in Brampton. Photo provided by the City of Brampton (RGB Photography)

“Originally nervous and frightened, she now has more confidence than ever,” Brampton Animal Services says. “She’s looking for a home that will help her transition off her anxiety medication, once she’s settled in.”

McQueen and Ramone

Or how about some double trouble with McQueen and Ramone – a bonded pair of brothers looking to be adopted together.

McQueen and Ramone are a pair of bonded brothers looking to be adopted together. Photo provided by the City of Brampton (RGB Photography)

“They’re looking for a home with adults only or with older children and no other pets,” says Brampton Animal Services. “Due to a previous medical history, they must remain on a urinary diet for life.”

But becoming a pet parent is no small commitment. The City says many adopted pets need time and patience to warm up to their new owners and environment, and some adoptable dogs will require obedience training prior to adoption.

Adoption fees start at $5.00 for small animals and birds and can be as high as $200.00 for dogs.

Prospective adopters should visit the Brampton Animal Services website to view a listing of all the animals awaiting their forever homes.

Once you’ve identified a furry friend you’d like to adopt, contact Animal Services​ and fill out a request including the animal number and name.

Animal Service also has a special Barn Cat Adoption Program which pairs cat lovers who own a barn or other secure outdoor structures with cats that prefer the outdoors or can’t adjust to life at the shelter.

There is no fee for adopting barn cats, but the City says donations are appreciated to cover the cost of medical treatment.

For more information on Brampton Animal Services visit Brampton.ca.

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