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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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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.

 
Molly- 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: Good golly miss Molly; this happy girl is quite the dog!
Molly is only a year old and acts even younger. She has an incredibly energetic and playful lady!
She is part Husky, and she has the brains and athleticism to prove it!
As you can imagine, this smart, active dog has a lot of potential and would thrive in an active home, as a biking buddy, a sled dog, an agility star... any home where she will be challenged physically and mentally on a regular basis. She is certainly not going to be satisfied by the occasional walk to the end of the block! 
Molly already knows her name, and has good recall in the yard. She is learning leash skills, food manners (she needs reminders when other dogs are around), and general etiquette. She has a ways to go though, especially when it comes to approaching others (people and dogs) slowly and respecting their personal space. She just gets so excited to play! Molly is the kind of dog that will be oblivious enough to knock a small child over, but she really likes kids and has been known to give them kisses. 
Molly loves playing with other dogs that can handle her unbridled enthusiasm. Unfortunately, she applies this intensity to cats as well, so baring a lot of training with a particularly calm indoor cat, we can't picture her successfully living with a feline friend. 
Molly is a blank slate in a sense. She hasn't had much training yet, and still needs some reminders about where she is and isn't allowed to go to the bathroom. She has been clean in the shelter though, and is not destructive. 
Molly is great in the car and is always up for an adventure! If you're going out for some fun she would love to come with! She is spayed, vaccinated, and treated for parasites. 
If you think her zest for life and happy go lucky attitude sounds refreshing, apply for a chance to come meet her. We bet she will brighten your day

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 22:24
 
Gadget 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

If you're looking for a great guy to call your own, do we have one for you! His name is GADGET. He's handsome, loyal, fun, and he loves kids. He would love to have his own very soon!
Gadget is mature at roughly 4 years old, and he knows what he wants! He has a medium energy level and is looking for someone to go on adventures with. He is very good on leash. He is food motivated, smart, and trainable. It's hard to find a guy that doesn't stray though, and this one would need a fence. 
Although he can be reactive to wildlife, Gadget is good with other dogs and cats. And did we mention he loves kids? He is also a big fan of his toys and would love someone to play with. 
Gadget is eager to settle down with the right person. He is vaccinated, treated for parasites, and neutered. Could he be the boy you've been waiting for? Apply today!

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 April 2017 21:50
 
Bear 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: BEAR is a sweet and gentle 6 year old male Shih Tzu cross.
This cute little guy is friendly and very submissive with other dogs, cats, and children. He is low energy and would prefer hang out time in the yard to do his business over heading out for walks.
As perfect as he sounds, Bear does have a minor fault. He is mostly blind and will need an understanding and forgiving family to help him grow into his full potential. Bear is able to sense walls etc and caneasily go up stairs, but does have a hard time when things are unexpectedly left in his path. He also startles easily if he is touched without being spoken to.
Bear is a very social little guy and loves being around people. When he is comfortable, he likes to do little spin dances and will jump up to get attention. Bear is very comfortable in a crate and could easily nap away a day while his family is out. Although he does prefer to do his business outdoors, he is still getting used to having regular access to outside and will have the occasional accident indoors. 
Our ideal family or owner for Bear would have a quiet home life, and they would be kind and understanding while still treating him like a dog. Their home would be kept relatovely clutter free so it is easy for him to get around. 
Bear is neutered, vaccinated and ready to find a loving home for the holidays. If you think you could be a great fit for Bear apply today for a chance to meet him.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:20
 
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