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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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Charlie 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!

 
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.

 
Simon - 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: SIMON is a roughly 3 month old feisty, fluffy, and friendly little guy that is hoping to find his forever family. He is a small breed mix that should mature between 15 and 25lbs. Although small, Simon is a force to be reckoned with. He loves to play but does come on very strong and has not learned he needs to take no for an answer. Simon would strongly benefit from having a well mannered canine companion to teach him how to be polite during play sessions. He throughly enjoys cats but it would need an extremely tolerant and bold feline friend as Simon sees them just as he sees other dogs, someone fun to play with. Simon is learning his manners with people, he is jumping and mouthing much less than when he arrived at the shelter but he would still not be the best match for a home with timid or very small children as he sometimes forgets his manners and becomes nippy when excited. Despite his over exuberance Simon is going to make someone one heck of a life companion; he is smart, athletic and energetic. He is going to be up for any adventure you want to take him on and will likely have a medium to high energy level when mature. Simon will strongly benefit from an owner the enjoys obedience, agility or other fun, stimulating training. The sky is the limit for what Simon could learn, one thing is certain though... he has no intention of being a quiet little couch companion. Simon is working hard on his house training, he goes outside when he is able and reliably uses newspaper if he is unable to get outside. He has been vaccinated, treated for parasites and will come with a neuter contract. If you're looking for a pint size action partner, apply today for a chance to meet Simon.

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 July 2017 10:51
 
Tavy 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: TAVY is a roughly 5 month old small breed mix. She is currently just over 5lbs and we do not expect her to get too much bigger. Her small body is packed with love and fun.

Tavy loves everyone and everything she meets, but she gets so excited that she can forget her manners when she meets new people or animals. Tavy is crate trained, walks well on the leash, is working hard on her house training (she reliably uses a pee pad), and has recently learned to come when called, sit and "drop it" while playing fetch. Her foster mom describes her as a "a very bright little one."

This fun, smart, and sweet little girl does have one down fall. Tavy has a patellar-luxation in her right hind leg. This may or may not require surgery as she ages, but at this point the vets feel her small size will help her avoid needing surgery. We encourage all interested parties to throughly research this condition before applying. It will cause Tavy to need a moderately active lifestyle at most. She throughly enjoys playing fetch and going for walks, but should not be pushed out of her comfort zone. We would also like to find Tavy a home free of small children as accidental bumps and collisions will affect her far more than other dogs due to her small size and her patellar-luxation.

She is up to date on vaccinations, parasite control, and comes with a spay contract. If you are looking for a fun-loving and devoted companion Tavy may just be the girl for you, apply today at www.nwas.ca

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 19:19