Thursday, October 26, 2023


Name: Crow
Breed: Rottweiler Cross
Weight: 60lbs
Dogs: Compatible
Cats: Compatible

Crow is an owner surrender due to no fault of his own. He is about one year, short haired and walks well on leash. Crow knows the commands "Sit", "Wait" and "You may have it" (When he gets his food.) Crow lived with cats prior to coming to the SPCA. Crow has had limited experience with dogs but has made some friends here at the SPCA that he loves to play with!  

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Vivy is on adoption trial.


Name: Vivy 
Age: About 4 years old 
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Weight: About 48lbs 
Cats: No known history 
Dogs: Is compatible with other balanced dogs

Vivy was a mom of a litter of 9 pups, who have all found their forever homes and now it is her turn. She walks well on leash and loves human attention. She is very friendly and would be a lovely addition to a loving home. 


Name: Jett
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Cats: No known History
Dogs: Can be slow to warm up but has made some dog friends
Housetrained: Yes

Jett was recovered by K9 Recovery Service, He and his sibling were abandoned near a farm outside of Calgary. The farmer did he best to ensure they had food and water but when he couldn't catch them he called K9 Recovery Service. Jett was semi ferally upon arrival but has made great strides. He now lets you put him and walks on leash. An experienced dog owner would be best for this handsome boy.   




Name: Olaf
Breed: Shar Pei cross
Cats: No known history
Dogs: Yes (Loves other dogs)
Weight: 52lbs

Olaf was one of 13 dogs we got off the same property. He came to us with very low confidence so we are working with him everyday to boost him up! Olaf loves other dogs and is happiest when he has a canine friend to play with. 
We are currently working on getting him to trust new humans, so luckily for Olaf this means he gets to eat wet food from staff's hands (He loves this time of day). Olaf would do best with a dog owner with a lot of experience. He is gentle soul that just needs somebody with the time to take a chance on him. 


 Name: Coal

Age: Around 1 year old

Weight: 60lbs

Coal was a stray living in a field just outside of Calgary with his bother Jett. Thanks to K9 Recovery Service both Coal and Jett were transferred to our facility. Coal has made great strides in his self confidence and  trust in others. Right now he is working on just being a dog! He has started to show interest in toys and playing ball. Coal has no known history with cats and gets along with dogs that are calm.   

Skoal is adopted.


Name: Skoal
Age: 1 to 2 years old
Weight: 75lbs 
Breed: Lab/Collie cross

If you are local to Hinton you may have seen (in person or online) a dog that was roaming around the area. The public was concerned because he was underweight, had hair loss, dry skin and a bad ear infection. Well thanks to the Town of Hinton Peace Officers. Skoal was transferred to the Hinton SPCA after not being claimed. Since staying here and getting the appropriate care and vet attention needed Skoal has been showing us what a good natured boy he is. Skoal is happiness when he is with people. Skoal walks well on leash, will get in and out of the car upon directions and knows the command sit. Skoal's neuter is pending but we are still taking applications at this time. 


Saturday, July 22, 2023


Name: Smokey
Breed: Silver Lab
Age: 1 to 2 years old
Cats: Yes
Dogs: Yes (Likes to play hard.)
Housetrained: Yes
Energy: High

Smokey is a lovable lab. He was surrendered to us due to incompatible energy levels between him and his previous owner. Smokey is a smart boy who knows sit, shake, lay down and fetch, he does however have a ways to go with his manners. He has a big heart and is ready to learn, an experienced dog owner, especially one with labs, would be the best fit for our friend Smokey. 


Val (Adoption Trial)

 Val is an 8 month old Anatolian Shepherd cross who has had a rough start to her life . Val has a floating fragment in her elbow and will be undergoing surgery in the very near future. She is an affectionate girl that loves to have her belly scratched. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2023



Name: Cinders

Age: About 1 year old

Weight: 69.2lbs

Breed: Akita Cross

Cinders is a smart, friendly and determined girl who can be very protective and requires an only dog home and one with children over 12 years old.

She has no known history with cats, however typical to her breed she has a high prey drive.

Cinders walks well on leash and only occasionally needs correction.

Cinders likes to put he head in your hand while you use the other to scratch her ears.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Rumor (Adoption Trial)

Name: Rumor

Breed: Pyrenees, Husky, Heeler cross.

Age: Around 3 years old

Weight: Around 65lbs

Housetrained: Yes

Rumor is good with other dogs and has no known history with cats. He would do best in a home without young children. He is however great with responsible teenagers.

Meet Rumor, he is a friendly, neutered male. Rumor has had an incredible journey so far. When he came to us he was extremely under weight and required hip surgery. Together with the Hinton SPCA staff Rumor worked hard at his post op rehabilitation and weight gain. He is now a happy go lucky dude looking for his forever home. Rumor will require moderate exercise, a walk around the block and time in a nice backyard would be perfect for this boy! He walks well on leash and knows his basic commands. Rumor was transferred to us from our friends at Second Chance Animal Rescue.

Saturday, March 11, 2023


Quincy is a 2 ½ year old, female, 53lbs, pitty/ shepherd cross. 

When Quincy arrived at our facility she was pregnant and covered in white paint.

Thankfully she was rescued and transferred to us by Second Chance Animal Rescue before she would have been forced to have her puppies outside in -35 temperatures. She had her puppies at the Hinton SPCA on Christmas morning and was a great mom who ensured that her puppies were well fed, clean and healthy until they were old enough to be adopted. All of her pups have found their forever homes and now it is Quincy's turn! 

Since living at the SPCA we have learned a lot about Quincy. She is extremely loving with people and walks excellent on leash. She will need to go to a home where she would be the only pet in the household. Quincy knows the command sit and is working on other commands. She loves people and will thrive in a stable home .


Wednesday, August 31, 2022


This nifty girl is Nala. She is a recently spayed female, who is a one year old mixed breed. 
She is a friendly girl who is exuberant about life in general and loves people however she would do best in an only dog home.
Currently Nala is busy learning her basic manners and commands. Nala rides nicely in vehicles would thrive in an experienced dog home with a large yard that would be willing to continue working with her. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022


To make it easier to support our work we are trying to get e-transfering set up.  In the meantime you can e-transfer Cathy Thomas at and she will make sure that the funds are given to the SPCA. 

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Got Empties?

 Got empties? The Hinton and District SPCA would greatly appreciate the donation of any beverage container (beer, water, wine and pop bottles, as well as milk cartons and juice boxes). Bottles can be left in the empties kennel on the west side of the SPCA parking lot or a pick up can be arranged for large donations by calling Cathy at 780.817.1075.

All money raised will go to support the animals in our care.
Thank you!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Bookstore Open!

Need some reading material or DVDs? Puzzles? A good mystery?  Books are $1 or less.  We also take donations of books, DVDs, puzzles and games.  The bookstore is open 9-1:00 and 6:30-8:30 daily.  Happy reading!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

To meet our four legged friends

To meet our canine crew please check out our blog (you are on it) and choose a dog or two that you are interested in meeting. Then book an appointment by calling 780.865.2800. We are open from 9-1 and 6:30-8:30 daily. If we do not answer your call please leave a message and one of our staff will return your call. 

Cat adoptions do not require an appointment. Cat volunteers are limited to the main floor at this time. Volunteers are limited to dog walking and cat cuddling (only on the main floor - volunteers may not go upstairs). 

No appointments are required for the bookstore.

The Board of the Hinton and District SPCA

Monday, December 3, 2018

Boarding policy clarification

The Board was forced to raise the boarding fees two months ago because of the increase in minimum wage. Upon reviewing our boarding fee structure it was decided to implement a boarding check out policy. Boarding check out is now by 11:00 a.m. daily. If you pick up your pet after 11:00 you will be charged for the day.  A check out time enables SPCA staff to clean kennels prior to the end of shift.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sponsorship: Can't adopt? Want to help?

We have decided to offer sponsorships of the pets in our care.  Many people can't adopt a pet but they would like to support one.  By sponsoring a pet you can help pay some of the costs of the care of the dogs or cats in the care of the SPCA.

How does it work?

For a $25 donation you can sponsor a dog or cat of your choice for the duration of its stay at the SPCA. Your name will appear under the animal's picture on the blog, on the animal's kennel and on Facebook with the animal from time to time.  It can be a personal name or a company name. If you don't want your name listed it can be recorded as anonymous.

Only one sponsor per animal and first come-first sponsored. Sponsorship can be done by dropping into the SPCA between 9-1 and 6:30-8:30 daily or by calling the SPCA with your credit card.

If you have any questions please email Cathy at

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

The SPCA is currently looking for assistance with bottle sorting.  The volunteering includes moving bottles in the SPCA van (you must have a driver's license) to the bottle depot, sorting and counting bottles.  Some bags and boxes are heavy so a good back is an asset. Hours are flexible. If you are interested please contact Cathy at 780.817.1075.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bottle Drive

The SPCA is holding our annual bottle drive but we are doing it a little differently this year.  We are asking  that people with a small amount of bottles drop them at the SPCA at their convience.  For larger loads pick up can be arranged by calling Cathy at 780.817.1075.

The SPCA uses bottle money to help pay for veterinary care, including spays and neuters for the animals in our facility. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Got Pennies?

The Bank of Canada may not want pennies but we do!  If you have pennies that you would like to donate we would gratefully accept them.  Don't worry about rolling them, we'll do that. They can be dropped off at the SPCA during regular business hours 9-1 and 6:30-8:30 daily. 

Other items we could use at the SPCA include
     1.  IGA Budget Savers
     2.  Canadian Tire money
     3.  Bottles, cans, juice boxes for recycle.
     4.  Pedigree Puppy Food
For a complete list please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Monday, September 3, 2012

Want to volunteer?

Tess (Tess has been adopted) is showing her appreciation of one of our volunteers! Volunteers are welcome, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

We need your help!

The SPCA needs volunteers for the following positions:
     1. Bottle sorting - hours flexible
     2. Book store sorting (9-1, 6:30-8:30)
     3. Dog walkers (11-1 and 6:30-8:30)
     4. Cat cuddlers (11-1 and 6:30-8:30)

If you are interesting in helping with any of these please contact Cathy at 817.1075 or

Friday, July 27, 2012

Barn/Shop Cats

             We presently have several cats that are deemed most suitable for shop/ barn life. These feline require the same commitment of  responsibility by their future owners that all of our cats do. This includes shelter, food and of course fresh water daily!