Monday, June 24, 2024

Ronnie (On Adoption Trial)

Name: Ronnie

Age: Born December 2023


Dogs: Compatible with most other dogs

Cats: No known History 

Housetrained: Yes

Weight: Currently 45lbs (Will grow)

Meet Ronnie! This gentle soul has a calm temperament (especially for his age) and walks beautifully on leash. Originally a transfer from Second Chance Animal Rescue, Ronnie is now with us at The Hinton SPCA and is looking to find his forever home!

He loves nothing more than playing with his best friend "Bear" (another adoptable resident). Those two could play all day together! 

If you are looking for a companion that enjoys playtime and peaceful walks Ronnie may be the boy for you!


Name: Cookie
Age: Born 29/11/22
Breed: Dutch Shepherd Cross
Dogs: Compatible with most dogs
Cats: No known history
Housetrained: Yes
Children: Compatible with respectful children
Weight: 67lbs

Meet Cookie! This lovable pup, who is as sweet as his name, is looking for his forever home. Thank you to our friends at Second Chance Animal Rescue who transferred this darling boy to us. During his time at SCARS Cookie lived with a foster home where he charmed everyone with his friendly personality.

Cookie walks well on leash and knows commands like "Sit" and "Shake-a-paw." He absolutely adores people and would be thrilled to have a family that can shower him with affection.  

Saturday, June 15, 2024

King (On Adoption Trial)

Name: King (aka Super King)

Age: About 1 year (Born Apr. 2023)

Breed: Sheperd

Dogs: Selective

Cats: Has lived with cats previously

Weight 76lbs 

Meet King, a friendly and affectionate dog looking for his forever home. King is a smart boy with excellent recall and a repertoire of commands, including sit, stay, shake, and "with me." His high food motivation makes training a breeze and a fun activity for both of you. While King is generally outgoing, he can be a bit nervous in new situations and around men. With a little patience and understanding, he quickly warms up and shows his loving nature. If you're looking for a loyal companion with a big heart and a lot of potential, King is your perfect match. Give him the chance to be your best friend, and he will reward you with endless love and devotion. Set up an appointment to meet King today and see if he's the missing piece to your family!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Name: Bear
Age: About 1 year
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Cats: Non reactive
Dogs: Compatible with most other dogs
Housetrained: Yes 

Introducing Bear, our teddy with a heart of gold! He was transferred to us via the Alberta SPCA and is now looking for his forever home with us at the Hinton SPCA. We have little information on Bear's history but his loving nature speaks volumes about his character. Initially shy and lacking confidence Bear blossoms into a loyal companion once he feels safe and loved. With a penchant for treats, you'll quickly win him over with a little patience and kindness. It's amazing how much he has come out of his shell even during the time he has lived with us at the Hinton SPCA. Bear enjoys leash walks (he can be a little timid of cars but the more exposure he gets the less fear he will have.) but his absolute favorite game is fetch. He has also made great friends with Ronnie (another adoptable K9 resident).   

Sunday, April 7, 2024



Name: Ellie

Age: Born July 31st, 2022.

Breed: Collie/Bernese Husky Cross

Cats: Compatible

Dogs: Selective

Housetrained: Yes

Ellie is a sweet and affectionate pup eagerly awaiting her forever home. Ellie is very smart, knowing commands like sit, shake a paw and lay down. With her intelligence and eagerness to please, Ellie would thrive with an experienced owner who can continue to build on her training.

While Ellie is friendly and loves interacting with people, she does need a bit of guidance when it comes to her leash manners and being vocal for attention, but with patience and consistent training she will improve quickly.

Ellie would flourish in a calm environment where she can receive the love and attention she deserves. 


Thursday, March 21, 2024

Boarding Fee Increase effective May 1, 2024

Due to our increasing operating costs the SPCA has been forced to increase our boarding rates. 

Effective May 1, 2024 our boarding fees will increase to the following:

1 dog in a regular kennel is $30.00 a night.
2 dogs in a regular kennel is $45.00 a night
3 dogs in a regular kennel is $55.00 a night.

1 dog in a double kennel is $45.00 a night
2 dogs in a double kennel is $55.00 a night

1 cat in a kennel is $15.00 a night.
2 cats in a kennel is $23.00 a night
3 cats in a kennel is $30.00 a night

As always, our check out time is 11:00 am (just like a hotel).  If you pick up your pet after that time you will be charged for that day.

Thank you for your understanding.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023



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. 

Saturday, July 22, 2023


Name: Smokey
Breed: Silver Lab
Age: 1 to 2 years old
Cats: Yes
Dogs: Yes 
Housetrained: Yes
Energy: High
Children: No

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. His biggest issues right now are jumping and nipping. 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. Smokey has been in training at  K9 Outcomes and has made great progress! 


Wednesday, August 31, 2022


Name: Nala
Age: Born 2021
Breed: Pitbull cross
Dogs: Selective
Cats: Incompatible 
Housetrained: Yes

Meet Nala, the longest resident at Hinton SPCA she has been with us over 650 days. Nala is eager to find her forever home. Nala is a friendly and exuberant soul who adores people, but she prefers to be the only dog in the household. She's currently in the process of learning her basic manners and commands, showing great progress. Nala is a fantastic travel companion, riding smoothly in vehicles. She would flourish in an experienced dog owner's care, especially one with a large yard who is committed to furthering her training and providing the love and attention she deserves. Give Nala the chance to shine in your home and be rewarded with endless love and loyalty in return!

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 Check Out Time

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 the 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. 

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!   


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Do you have your PAW?

The Square Paw Campaign Plaques are now up in the foyer of the shelter. It isn't to late to get yours! Sizes are small to extra large - prices start at $50.00 to $250.00. Exterior kennels are also available for a naming opportunity - they are $500.00. For more information contact the SPCA at 780.865.2800.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Join us on Facebook

Come and check out our Facebook page! We have 243 members and would love to have some more. Invite your friends to join our site! Show your support!