Thank-you for considering the adoption option!

CARES EVERYDAY ADOPTION CENTER LEDUC COUNTY –  @ 1070 SOUTH AVE (at Cabana Pet Resort). Drop by Tuesday- Sunday 11am-7pm. Remember the current adoption center location of each animal is included in their profiles.

We are in the process of preparing a RESCUE TRANSPORT. The arrival date is yet to be announced. This is a huge task and we are working out all the details, we thank you for your patientienc.  Many of the dogs you see on our site are to be included in this huge rescue move. They have been pulled from Hi-kill impoundment facilities, spayed/neutered, heartworm tested, micro-chipped, provided with their vaccinations and are now recovering in foster homes or boarding facilities, soon to be transferred to the safe haven of the cares K9 Orphanage or one of our city center adoption centers. Upon arrival the animals location will be reflected on each individual profile.



Shelter operations are offered solely on a cost recovery basis. We most definitely wish to see the shelter dogs as readily available as commercially bred dogs but unfortunately we need to cover our overhead to do so.

Should an animal of interest currently be calling the CARES K9 Orphanage home their profile status will be reflective of their adoption center location and if the animal of interest is on location we are happy to  offer private adoption consultation appointments 24/7 at the shelter with a recommended donation of  $55/hr to staff and open the facility to convenience you. This way, appointments may be available 24/7. Here, you will have individualized attention,  you will not be one of an number interested, potentially, in the same animal at the very same time and may take as much or as little time as you prefer in one sitting.


Alternatively, we do offer public walk-in hours weekly, right at the CARES K9 Orphanage,  alternating between, us and one our Leduc County or Calgary event locations where ALL are welcome to visit, with no suggestion of compensation. The weekly public hours are as listed,

Leduc County Tuesday to Sunday 11am-7pm

ADOPTION CENTER WELCOMES YOU FROM 11am – 7pm  Tuesday -Sunday! THERE ARE MANY DOGS ON SITE THERE AND AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION EACH WEEK! EACH PROFILE HAS THE ANIMALS CURRENT LOCATION LISTED. JUST DROP ON IN @ 1070 SOUTH AVE, LEDUC COUNTY (at Cabana Pet Resort)! That’s Tuesday through Sunday- 11am – 7pm at the CARES Everyday Adoption Center located at Cabana Pet Resort at 1070 South Ave in Leduc County.

*Unfortunately, during open public hours at the shelter and the city Center weekend adoption events, we will not be able to offer the individualized attentions we fortunately are able to provide via a private consultation appointment. Too, we would like to bring awareness the fact that there may be multiple candidates vying for the same adoptable animal, in which case a tender process is implemented.  There may be a wait time upon your visit,   that shelter K-9 introductions will be limited to the first 10 visitor submitting “A meet and greet application” upon your arrival,  there will be a  two dog/ per visits limit and we will not be able to offer outside dog – to shelter dog introductions during public hours.  Don’t worry, you will be able to view, all the adoptables upon your visit regardless of the publics turn out that day!   We appreciate your patience, your understanding and need to applaud you for considering the adoption option!