Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Location and contact information
5850 Auto Road SE
Salmon Arm, B.C.
V1E 2X2
(250) 832-7376

At any one time, our branch has dozens of animals in its care. By choosing to adopt from the BC SPCA you are choosing to give a homeless animal a second chance at a happy life.

All applicants are carefully screened to ensure our animals are placed in the best possible home. BC SPCA animals are matched with guardians based on their general lifestyle and the type of care they can provide. To some it may seem rigorous but we want to ensure adopters understand the commitment they are embarking on.

We try to place animals in permanent homes so they don't end up back in our shelters. All adoptions require a completed application and an interview with an SPCA representative.

Visit our adoption information section for a list of frequently asked questions.

Please note: All dogs, cats and rabbits will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.


Pet on the Net

We regularly feature homeless animals currently in our care, who are in need of a forever home. Check back often for new features, and updates on previous features.


Search for adoptable animals

We feature all available animals for adoption online with access to other locations throughout B.C.


Preparing for adoption

Choosing to care for an animal is a big decision. The following information is designed to help confirm that you are ready to bring an animal into your home and life.


Pre-Adoption Checklist

Making the Right Match

Pet Care and Behaviour Information

Pet Care Annual Expense Estimate


Adoption fees* 

Dog - General


Dog - Toy Size


Puppy (under 6 months) - General


Puppy (under 6 months) - Toy Size






Kitten (under 6 months)






*Fees subject to change without notice. All BC SPCA cat/kitten/dog/puppy adoptions include a microchip and that the companion animal must be registered with BC Pet Registry. Registration is $45 for lifetime protection which will be added to the above adoption fee. For more information please visit

Adoption application

Speed up your application process if you find an animal available for adoption online or met one at our branch and needed more time to commit. Complete as much of the attached application as possible, and bring it with you to our branch when you come to adopt.

   Dog Adoption Application Form
   Cat Adoption Application Form
   Rabbit Adoption Application Form


BC SPCA cost of care

The cost of animal adoption from BC SPCA branches may vary slightly in different regions; this is due to demand for animals, cost of care within the region, etc. The cost of a shelter cat or dog includes spay/neuter (or discount for the operation if it has not been done prior to adoption), a health guarantee, and vaccinations. In addition, many of our branches are able to include other extras such as flea control, collars and leashes and more. To learn more, visit our main site for BC SPCA cost of care information.


Happy Endings

Meet some of our happy SPCA branch alumni!

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