Swift Current

Upcoming events

  • December 3, 2020 7:00 amHoliday Season Facebook Auction - Round 3
  • December 10, 2020 7:00 amHoliday Season Facebook Auction - Round 4
  • December 27, 2020 10:00 amSPCA at Walmart
  • December 29, 2020 10:00 amSPCA at Walmart
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Holiday Season Online Auction!

Looking for a unique gift for someone on your list this season (or maybe a little something for yourself)? Shop our 2020 holiday season Facebook auction starting Nov 19 to support our local shelter pets.

Join our auction group to check out and bid on the items

Each week new items will go up for auction on Thursday, with final bids taken at 9:00pm on Sunday. Runs Nov 19-Dec 13. Bids must increment by $1 (minimum bid may apply on some items). Bidders must be 19 years or older. Winning bidder will be notified by the SPCA and arrangement for payment must be made within 48 hours of the close of item, otherwise the next highest bidder will be contacted. All proceeds support the local SPCA!

Santa Paws at Cowtown – CANCELLED!

We are sorry to say that we have decided, in light of rising COVID numbers in the area, to cancel this year’s Santa Paws. Santa will miss seeing all his “regulars” this year but we want to keep everyone healthy. Hope to see you this time next year!


You better be good, ’cause Santa Paws is coming to town on Saturday November 28th at Cowtown from 12pm to 4pm!

Bring in your pet for a picture with Santa! Cost is only $5.00 for a 5″ x 7″ print and the print will be available before the holidays. All proceeds support the SPCA shelter.

Our procedures will change slightly this year as a result of COVID. Still first-come, first-served but we will assign you a number when you check in and then you can distance within the store until called. One owner and pet only allowed in the photography area and we will be asking that just pets, not people, be in the picture with Santa. Masks (on people!) are encouraged. Event will be subject to cancellation should changes in the COVID situation dictate.


See Nevada!

Nevada is a special girl who has been with us far too long and we want the right home for her right now, so we are putting out the news about her and asking you to share with anyone who sounds like they might be the perfect fit.

She is a Catahoula Leopard dog, who has been with us here at the Shelter on and off for about 15 months now. We know the right person is out there so we asked Nevada to tell you a bit about herself and what she is looking for in a perfect match, dating profile-style.

“I don’t want to be a bother, but I have a few small requests for my person. It takes a while to earn my trust so I need a patient, loving person to put in the time and care to help me learn that it’s okay to trust again! Once I bond with you, I am very protective of my person/people.

I really would prefer all of your attention (is that too much to ask?) so I need a home with no cats, small dogs or young children. Though I will create a very strong bond with my person, I do need a muzzle in public because it’s hard for me to trust strangers.(Come on, don’t we all have a friend who could use a muzzle in public?)

I know I have some flaws but they are not all my fault. I just need the chance to show my person just how great I can be. Once we get to know each other I am playful and goofy! I enjoy tummy rubs and cuddles. I’m a lap dog as well as the staff here discover when they visit with me and give me pets. I like to show them all of my toys too!

I have to admit that under my pretty fur, I am a little chubby which is why I’m on a diet for now but hey, I come by it honestly living in a smaller space for this long. I don’t want to brag, but I have so much potential and I am ready to be your best friend for life!

I have done well with a professional trainer and if you adopt me we’ll get a free training session! I’m sorry to ramble on. I love the staff here, but I’ve just been here so long and I’m ready for my forever person. Please spread the word about me and help me finally find my home!

P.S.  I also like long walks…on the beach,  or pretty much anywhere. Also, full disclosure – I can’t really talk. In case you were wondering. ”

Update: We are grateful for the  generous support from Prairie Raw who are now offering discounted raw food and lifetime training support to Nevada’s eventual adopter!


Foster Application

Considering fostering pets for the SPCA? Our application is available here and can be completed and dropped of at the shelter. Foster Application Download


Empty Can and Bottle Donations

If you would still like to donate cans and bottles to us, you can use the Sarcan Drop and Go system with our code “SCSPCA” and our account will be credited.
In Swift Current, take bags to the back (east) doors at Sarcan which are marked for Drop & Go. Make sure your items are bagged (glass boxed) and tied. Create labels for each bag using the SCSPCA code when prompted. Leave your bags. The SPCA will be credited.  This code can be used at any provincial SARCAN.


$20 for ’20

20 dollars. It’s not a huge amount. You might have a $20 in your wallet right now. But if everyone in our area can spare a $20 – that has some real power!

We are asking for your support of homeless pets in our region with this year’s SPCA annual appeal:”$20 for ’20”. Your donation of $20 or more can mean the difference between life and death for a pet who comes to us needing extra medical attention. Your $20 can help create a comfortable stay for a pet while it waits for its forever home. Your $20 can cover the cost of a microchip for a pet so if it ever strays again, it have a better chance of getting home. Your $20, along with others, can help ensure that the local animal shelter can continue to serve more than 400 cats and dogs each year.

As you probably know by now, we need to raise more than 80% of our annual budget in the community from donations, shelter revenues and fundraising. The SPCA is not a service which has provincial or federal funding to cover core costs and we are not funded by the Sask SPCA or its fundraisers.

If you want to help homeless animals, help reunite strays and owners and improve the lives of families through pet adoption, support our $20 for ’20 Appeal. Donations of $10 or more are tax receipted and your donations are used locally.

Donate by:
– EFT to treasurer@spcaswiftcurrent.com
– online here
– in person at the Shelter, Bookstore or any SPCA event
– by mail to Swift Current SPCA, Box 1163, Swift Current, S9H 3X3

We need you!

SPCA Bookstore Positions Open!
If you love books and people and can volunteer some time to help this important fundraiser for the SPCA, we would love to talk to you about the following opportunities at the Bookstore:

Bookstore Volunteers:
– 2 hour shifts available from Monday to Saturday; sorting and stocking books, customer inquiries, cash handling. Training provided.

If interested, please leave your name and contact information at the SPCA Bookstore – 37 1 st Ave NE.

Could you join our foster program and open your home to a pet for a period of time?

We are currently seeking new foster homes for our ASK (Animal Safekeeping) program. This program temporarily places pets with anonymous families while their owners leave situations of domestic abuse and re-establish themselves. Foster families are supported by the SPCA and the pet owner will not know where the pet is placed.
For more information on the program please call the shelter at 306-773-1806 or download and complete the form here and bring it to the shelter.

Time to move that clunker parked in your driveway or farmyard?? Create some space and donate to the Swift Current SPCA through our new partnership with Donate-a-Car Canada.

Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for the SPCA Swift Current. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your old car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to the SPCA Swift Current through Donate A Car Canada it will be recycled. Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for the SPCA Swift Current to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use.
Please click here to donate a vehicle

Did you know…

  • The five most common dog names: Male: Bailey, Max, Charlie, Buddy and Rocky
    Female: Bella, Lucy, Molly, Daisy and Maggie
  • The ten most popular dogs (AKC, 2015) are in order: Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Bulldog, Beagle, French Bulldog, Yorkshire Terrier, Poodle, Rottweiler and Boxer
  • A famous Beagle you might have heard about is Snoopy the dog. He was a character from the Peanuts comic strip. Everyone loved the adorable Beagle named Snoopy that was in the newspaper since 1950.
  • Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.
  • Chicken or steak bones leftover from dinner can choke your dog or break and cause damage to the inside of her body. Visit your favorite pet store to find special bones that are safe for your dog to chew.
  • Some dogs have coats with two layers: the beautiful hair you can see, and a hidden, second coat called an undercoat. This undercoat helps a dog stay warm and dry in cold weather and it protects his skin from the hot sun, too.
  • A puppy is born without teeth. When the pup is three to four weeks old, 28 teeth will break through the gums so the puppy will be able to eat solid food.
  • Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they mature and grow older.
Why cats and kittens make great pets

Image courtesy of Gualberto107 / FreeDigitalPhotos.netIf you’re already a “cat person”, you don’t need to be convinced that a cat or kitten makes a great pet! But anyone can learn to love cats, and for modern lifestyles, choosing to adopt a cat or kitten is a relatively low maintenance pet choice, particularly if you do not have a large outdoor area.

Cats and kittens are easy to care for!
Cats look after themselves much of the time. Of course they need daily feeding and lots of love, but they’re also capable of being very independent creatures. Cats are particularly good for owners who don’t have the time or the physical capability to take daily walks.

Cats and kittens are the perfect pets for indoors or outdoors!
Cats and kittens are very adaptable to any living environment. As long as they get plenty of sun & cozy sleep time, they can live indoors or outdoors. That makes them the perfect pet for apartment dwellers. (Just check with your landlord first!)

Cats and kittens have real personality!
Cats have as much personality as humans! Every cat is different, and part of the adventure of being a cat owner is finding out your cat’s quirks – its favourite place to stretch out, where it likes to be rubbed, what puts it in a good or bad mood.

Grown-up or not, cats and kittens are always happy to have a loving human companion. And they don’t care how old, young, messy or presentable you are – so don’t hold back! Come and find your fur-buddy today!

Come and rescue yourself…

Caring for a pet has many benefits – including reducing your stress levels! Studies also found that:

  • Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
  • People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets.
  • Playing with a pet can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.
  • Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels (indicators of heart disease) than those without pets.
  • Heart attack patients with pets survive longer than those without.
  • Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.

Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection. Caring for a pet may even help you live longer!
A Shelter animal could be just what the Doctor ordered!

Why that “Free” pet isn’t really free…

Adopting a pet from a Shelter – any Shelter – is a great step in the right direction. But why should you spend money on adoption fees when your “friend” has free animals to give away? Sounds like a deal until you think about it. Just like getting a car is not the end of the costs, all pets require some on-going expenditure to keep them healthy and safe. Our adoption fees cover initial health check, spay or neuter and vaccinations – all of which, as a responsible pet owner, you would be responsible for if you get that free pet. These veterinary costs alone could be as much as $600.00 – when you adopt from us, it’s all included! Not only would you save money by adopting from us, you would be giving a loving home to a deserving animal!

Adopt a Senior Cat or Dog!

Many people automatically think of a puppy or kitten when they are considering adopting a pet. They’re warm and cuddly, and everyone wants to hold and pet them. But puppies and kittens demand patience and energy to help them become wonderful family members and companions. Older dogs or cats, however, can be as cute and lovable, and they often come with many wonderful qualities that youngsters take years to grow into.

Maybe you are reluctant to adopt a senior pet because you fear that your time with your new best friend will be short, bringing that painful time of loss closer. But the privilege of loving a senior dog or cat makes every single day special, as you and your companion share love, friendship, and a special relationship that grows stronger with the knowledge that you have given this fine old feller a second chance at life. The love that grows from this knowledge is stronger than the pain of eventual separation.
So spread the word! Adopting a senior dog or cat is a wonderful experience for you both. You will gain a faithful companion. You will save a life. And don’t forget, senior dogs or cats and senior people bring out the best in each other. They make great friends!

  • When senior pets are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
  • A senior pet’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
  • A senior pet may very well already know basic household etiquette!
  • Senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is.
  • Senior dogs know that great outdoors is for eliminating and the house is for relaxing. Your carpet will last longer with a senior dog.
  • A senior pet won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how big an animal you’re getting!
  • Speaking of relaxing, senior pets make great napping buddies.
  • Senior animals are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior cat or dog, you’re truly saving a life.

There is also a substantial reduction in the adoption fee for any of our senior cats and dogs


Missing a cat or dog?

We completely understand that having your pet go missing is worrying – and you’re anxious to get the word out there to try and find it. Unfortunately, we regularly get texts or emails with the minimum of information “I’ve lost my dog – if you find him let me know”
If you contact us about your missing pet, we’re more than happy to try and help – but, please, make sure you give us as much information as possible. This should include your contact info, your pet’s name and description, where and when the animal went missing (this is important!) and if it’s wearing a collar/tag/is microchipped. We get lots of calls from all over the southwest, and it is important we have the information needed to try and reunite pets with their humans. Thanks!

A Test Drive?

Let’s face it, not every animal would be a good fit for you. But we’ve also seen some unexpected matches of the most unlikely pets and people. Hence our Test Drive program. Ok, so you don’t actually drive them, but we think you know what we mean – take your potential pet home and see how things work out. Give it a fair go – don’t expect too much too soon. And if it doesn’t work out, bring them back to us with no hard feelings – we want them to go to the right home, both for the animal and the humans. So if you’re looking for a furry Ferrari or a purring Porsche, we have several racey models on the lot now. Why not drop by for a test drive?

SPCA Swift Current is a local organization dedicated to finding responsible caring life-long homes for lost, abandoned or unwanted animals. This includes preventing unwanted litters by incorporating spaying and neutering in all of our animals’ adoption fees. We are not funded by the provincial or federal government, nor are we connected or affiliated to any other shelter. We are a no-kill facility. We do not euthanize animals solely for space – only in rare cases of severe medical issues or aggression.

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