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All animals are vet checked before adoption. This usually includes dewormer, revolution (for mites and fleas) and vaccination. Adults are all spayed and neutered before adoption. FEES: Adult dogs $200.00 - Puppies $100.00 + ($250.00 deposit for female and $200 for male puppies toward spay and neuter*) *local adoptions (Bulkley Valley).

Adoption Procedure: Complete an adoption application online or download and return to NWAS. If you are unable to scan and return the form, print it off and send the completed form via snail mail (local residents) to Box 3064, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0. If your application is approved we will then set up a visit.

Additional Info: Sometimes there is high demand for certain dogs and puppies. Multiple applications may be in various stages of visitations/review before we can convey with certainty the status on the website. Once adoptions are finalized, animals are immediately removed from the site. We operate on full-disclosure. If there are any health or behavioral concerns, we will let you know. Adoptions are very time consuming for our volunteers. Please respect their time and only contact us if you are quite serious about adopting an animal.

Please complete the online adoption form or download/print and return to NWAS.

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Chica Print E-mail

We do our best to match the temperament and personality of the animals with individual and family needs. The 'suitability' factor is an important part of a successful animal/human match and helps to prevent animals going to the wrong homes

FOR ADOPTION: CHICA has been through many homes in her life and is hoping to find her forever family this time around.
Chica is a stunning 5 year old, female, Pit Bull mix that requires a home with a good mix of patience, love, and firm rules/boundaries.
This girl is not dominant by nature and much prefers to let the humans take control of all situations, but if she feels you're not taking charge she will try to step up. She's not meant to be a leader, so this role makes her nervous and she doesn't always make the best decisions. We will not be placing Chica in a home without an obvious pack leader so that she no longer feels the need to put herself into that role. That way she can relax and be the submissive pet that she wants to be. 
She has lived very well with cats in the past and does well having dog friends. Chica loves to play with toys (a game of fetch could last her all day!). Unfortunately she doesn't like to share her toys with other dogs, and for that reason we would like to find her a home as an only dog that gets to have a few doggy friends. She is friendly with people of all ages, but the high energy of young children can stress her out, so she would prefer to have them come visit instead of living with her full time. 
Chica is smart and athletic, and is looking for a home where she will receive a lot of mental and physical stimulation. She likes going for long walks and could easily keep up jogging or cycling. She really likes to use her brain, so Chica would do great learning skills and tricks like frisbee. She could also excel in scent work and would love the challenge of agility training. 
Chica is happiest with a fenced yard, not because she will stray, but because she doesn't appreciate neighbour dogs stopping in without their owners. 
She is spayed and up to date on all of her vetting. If you think you have the personality and lifestyle to thrive with miss Chica by your side apply today at www.nwas.ca!

 
Charlie - adoption pending Print E-mail

We do our best to match the temperament and personality of the animals with individual and family needs. The 'suitability' factor is an important part of a successful animal/human match and helps to prevent animals going to the wrong homes

FOR ADOPTION: CHARLIE is a 2.5 year old spitfire that's on the lookout for a fun active family to keep up with him. He is a Jack Russell/Shih Tzu mix that is roughly 18lbs, built long and low. Charlie is very good with other dogs and cats and really enjoys most people. This guy has had some negative experiences with young children in his past so we are looking for a home with older children (10+) or a home where kids are only guests. Charlie is high energy and would love an active partner. He will throughly enjoy hiking, casual bike rides and jogging (keeping in mind that he has the heart but not the leg length to run marathons). Charlie also has a busy mind and would thrive in a home where he will be given opportunities to stimulate his brain, he would excel in agility or scent training classes. Charlie is well house trained, crate trained, good in the vehicle and non destructive so he should be an easy fellow to have move into your home. Charlie is neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and ready to head home with his new family. If you think you can keep up with this little fire cracker apply  for a chance to meet him!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 18:05
 
Bart Print E-mail

We do our best to match the temperament and personality of the animals with individual and family needs. The 'suitability' factor is an important part of a successful animal/human match and helps to prevent animals going to the wrong homes

For adoption: BART is a four year old male large mixed breed who is ready for a family.
When Bart came to the shelter he was a very skittish boy with a wild hairdo and very little confidence. We've since discovered that he is a diamond in the rough! The more time we spend getting to know him, the more we love this charmer. After building his confidence up, and getting him a much needed haircut (thanks to Jessy's Dogtown Grooming in Smithers BC), Bart is ready for a new home
Bart is a total momma's boy, and has proven at the shelter that he trust women more quickly than men. That being said, once he has time to build a relationship with a man, we don't anticipate there being any trouble with bonding. 
Bart is good with cats and most other dogs, though he can be dominant in play which rubs some other dogs the wrong way. He is good on leash, clean inside, and working on his recall in the yard. Bart has some extra pounds at the moment, so doesn't have much stamina when it comes to long play sessions or strenuous exercise. We hope this will improve as he loses weight, but we definitely don't expect him to be a high energy dog!
If Bart has a downfall, its that he has tendency to get nervous in unfamiliar territory and try to turn himself invisible (a skill he hasn't quite mastered). He would benefit greatly from calm, gentle, and positive leadership and from continued exposure to new situations. Bart can be especially nervous of small children, so we would suggest he would do best in a home where his interactions with visiting kids could be closely supervised. 
Bart will need regular grooming as he has the potential to grow an out of control afro! Otherwise, we this he would be a pretty laid back pet with a lovable, dorky demeanor! He is already vaccinated, neutered, and treated for parasites. 
This handsome boy will need someone to hold his hand from time to time when he's scared, and in exchange will make someone a sweet and loyal pet. Does that sound like a good deal to you? Apply at today.