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Animal Control Agencies: Greater Victoria & Southern Vancouver Island

  • Victoria Animal Control Services provides services to the City of Victoria, the District of Oak Bay and the Township of Esquimalt.
  • CRD Animal Control  provides services to: Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke, Saanich, Sidney, North Saanich, Central Saanich, View Royal, Highlands, and the unincorporated areas: Willis Point, Malahat (south of Okotoks Rd.), Jordan River, Port Renfrew, Salt Spring Island, and the Outer Gulf Islands.
  • Duncan SPCA provides services to Cowichan Valley Regional District consisiting of Malahat (north of Okotoks Rd.), Bamberton, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, and Cowichan Bay
  • Coastal Animal Services provides services to City of Duncan, North Cowichan, and Ladysmith.
  • Nanaimo Animal Control Services provides services to Nanaimo.

Other Animal Groups and Services in Greater Victoria

Each group listed below plays an important role in the network of people who help animals in the Victoria area.  VACS appreciates and supports all of them. indicates a group who we directly work with. These groups help us care for and adopt out "special needs" animals, who normally have a hard time being adopted from a pound. We love them for it!

Broken Promises Rescue   - cat and dog fostering and adoption, occasional small animals

Bully Buddies   - bully breed fostering and adoption, occasional other breeds, bully breed advocacy (no owner surrenders)

Victoria Cat Rescue Corps   - cat fostering and adoption, trap/neuter/release program, spay/neuter assistance (no owner surrenders)

Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders    - cat and dog fostering and adoption, spay/neuter assistance, feral cats and kittens

Cat's Cradle Animal Recue   - stray and abandoned cats and kittens, spay/neuter assistance, trap/neuter/release program, young feral kittens, (no owner surrenders)

Helping Homeless Cats   - long term (all expenses covered) foster program for seniors wanting cats (no owner surrenders)

Dee's Orphan Kitten Fund   - stray and abandoned cats and kittens; feral cats and kittens, cat and kitten fostering and adoption program, trap/neuter/release program, stray cat advocacy, (no owner surrenders)

Hug A Bull   - pitbull fostering and adoption program, breed advocacy, breed specific legislation issues (no owner surrenders)

United Hearts Animal Society   - collect donations of pet food and supplies, fundraise to provide grants for rescue groups, develop resources to distribute to animal welfare organizations that are caring for animals

Victoria Adoptables   - online portal for adoptable animals, dog fostering and adoption

Victoria Pet Adoption Society   - owner surrenders, cat, dog, and small animal fostering and adoption, orphaned kittens and puppies

Pet Ownership

Dumb Friends League has great resources about pet behaviour and ownership.


Local Pet Businesses

Pheonix Feline Furniture   - cat posts locally made from driftwood.

Until We Meet Again   - Giving your family the best in Pet Aftercare.

Top Dog Daycare & Spa   - Top Dog has generously groomed a few of our more needy adoptable dogs!

DogQuality   - based on the mainland, making dog diapers, wheelchairs, strollers, steps, etc.