our adoptable animals

Our rescue animals come from many different circumstances.  We focus primarily on local dogs and cats that are without a home or that need to be rehomed due to extenuating circumstances. Some are from our Outreach Program, some are transferred from other local rescues and shelters, and some are owner surrenders.  The reasons are many, but the common factor is they need our help. When you adopt a dog or cat from GEARS, you help an animal in need.

how to Adopt a dog or cat from gears

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, we ask that you submit an adoption application, even if you’re not sure exactly which animal you’d like.  Our Adoptions Director will review the application and assign it to an Adoptions Coordinator.  We will contact your references, and if we believe we have a possible match we would then schedule the meet and greet.

The meet and greet is typically at your home, so the animal can meet all members of your family (pets included!) and we can complete a home visit at the same time. We recommend a 24 hour waiting period after the meet so you can be sure you are ready for your new family member. If both parties are confident in the match, we then arrange a time to finalize the adoption!

This entire procedure should be completed in a week, but varies according to schedules.

We also hold adoption events where a number of our animals will be present and interested families can come meet and socialize. Volunteers are on hand to answer questions about the animals and our procedures.

Animals Adopted Through GEARS

What is included with my adopted animal?

All of our adoptable animals are raised in loving foster homes with force free training. Vet check, tattoo or microchip, minimum of first vaccinations, deworming, and spay/neuter are all included.  We also have a Happily Ever Afters page on Facebook so adoptive families can connect with each other, ask for tips, and share photos and stories.  We offer ongoing support and can recommend boarding kennels, trainers, food choices, etc for as long as you need!

The Adoption Process

1. Fill out the application for the animal you are interested in.
2. An adoptions coordinator will be in touch within 2 business days letting you know the status of your application
3. Adoption coordinator checks references
4. Schedule a meet and greet at the applicants home with the adoption coordinator, foster parent and animal.
5. After the meet we give everyone 24 hours to think it over. If everything is ok then we schedule another time to come back over with the animal.

Apply now &
Get a meet and Greet

$225 for one kitten $400 for two
$175 for one cat $300 for two
$400 for one puppy
$350 for one dog
(Puppy/kitten is 6 months and under)


We can issue tax receipts for cash donations equal or greater than $20! Our charity number is 822791430RR0001

Ways to donate

By cheque:
P.O. Box 69013 Skyview
Edmonton, AB
T6V 1G7

The ATB Cares program matches donations by 15% and will issue a tax receipt on our behalf! Click here to donate through ATB Cares!
We will also accept cash or in-kind donations in person at events!

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