Sun Apr 23 2023

History & Background of the Saskatoon SPCA

Written by Jim Germain

The Saskatoon SPCA began its journey in the community in the 1920’s, but it wasn’t until 1968 that the organization was incorporated as the Saskatoon Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a separate entity from the Saskatchewan SPCA. From 1968 to 1991, the Saskatoon SPCA was located in Sutherland. During this time, the demand and need for SPCA services and programs steadily increased and they outgrew the relatively small facility. In October of 1991, the Saskatoon SPCA relocated to its current location 5028 Clarence Avenue S, just outside Saskatoon city limits. The property includes 3 large dog parks and the building houses both the Saskatoon SPCA as well as the City Pound. The shelter has held the City of Saskatoon Poundkeeping contract for more than 50 years and reunites almost 500 lost animals a year with their owners.

Callico cat named 'Annie', a rescue cat, on the shoulders of a woman
Ricquelle Fedyk with Annie, a 16yr old cat she adopted from the SPCA as a kitten

The Saskatoon SPCA is a registered charitable organization that provides care for almost 4000 abandoned, homeless, neglected or abused animals annually from Saskatoon and area. The organization receives some funding for Poundkeeping services but relies upon support from individual and corporate donors. This support ensures that we can provide shelter, sustenance, medical care and enrichment to companion animals in our community that have passed their holding period in the City Pound. The SPCA provides the public with adoption programs, pound services, lost & found programs, humane education and training programs as well as volunteer programs. The Saskatoon SPCA has had a long history and continues to demonstrate its commitment to the humane treatment of animals

Saskatoon SPCA logo


Foster Care Program

Love pets but don’t want the lifetime commitment? Become a foster! Some pets require a little extra help before they can move on to their forever homes. All medical care, food and supplies are provided.

Adoption Ambassador Program

Created to help current shelter residents find their forever families while in foster care. By sending adoptable animals out into the Adoption Ambassador Program, foster parents can help make successful adoption matches between pets and people.

Office Cat Foster Program

Can’t foster a cat at home? Convince your boss to get an office foster cat. The Saskatoon SPCA provides all supplies and covers the cost of medical care for your new employee.

Toddler hugging OTIS, a Great Pyrenees / Border Collie rescue dog
Madelyn Fedyk with OTIS, adopted from the SPCA 6 yrs ago.

Borrowed Buddies Program

Don’t have the space or time to commit to fostering full time? Borrowed Buddies is theprogram for you. We’ll pair you with a pet that you can take out for a few hours or a whole day. We’ll provide everything you need to make these outings successful.

Pawsitive Pups Training... Coming Soon!

Need a little extra help getting started your new pup? We’ve got you covered! Pawsitive Pups training is a low-cost subsidized training class that follows our positive reinforcement training philosophies.

For more information about any of these programs contact