Every dog has its own unique DNA. Here at SPCA Swift Current, you can purchase a kit and very simple instructions for swabbing the cheeks of your dog and collecting your dog’s DNA samples. The test is easy, painless and takes under a minute. The cost of the swab kit is $10 and is available at the Shelter.

You would then send off the samples to be processed and run through DNA My Dog’s laboratory partner’s extensive database of certified dog breeds. All DNA matches from the unique cheek cells of your dog are recorded and you get a perfect snapshot of every breed your dog has in his or her heritage. The lab processing fee is a separate cost (currently $49.99 + taxes and shipping) and is payable direct to the lab.

Remember, the $10 price for the swab kit comes directly to the SPCA