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Eight puppies looking for their forever home this holiday season

OSPCA Sudbury's iAdopt for the Holidays campaign is underway

The Ontario SPCA Sudbury & District Animal Centre has eight bounding, adorable puppies from Northern Ontario that are ready to find loving homes this week as part of the centre’s iAdopt for the Holidays campaign. 

The eight-week-old puppies will be available for adoption on Thursday when the Sudbury & District Animal Centre opens at 11 a.m. 

Potential adopters will be invited to meet the puppies in the order in which they arrive at the centre. The puppies are vaccinated, microchipped, come with a gift of one month of pet insurance and will be spayed and neutered. 

The puppies were born only days after their mother, Dixie, arrived in Sudbury from a community near the Manitoba border as part of a transfer of close to 50 dogs in need of new homes. To bring awareness, attention and action to Northern dog overpopulation, the Ontario SPCA declared 2018 the Year of the Northern Dog. 

To date, the Ontario SPCA has delivered animal wellness services and transferred more than 400 animals from close to 30 northern communities this year.

The transfer was made possible thanks to the vision and leadership of the communities, as well as a partnership with Northern Reach Rescue Network, Second Chance Pet Network, the Peterborough Humane Society, Brant County SPCA and Northern Legacy Horse Farm, which transported the dogs aboard its “Bark Bus” and has been fostering Dixie and her puppies. 

These puppies are just some of the animals patiently waiting for loving homes this holiday season as part of the Ontario SPCA’s iAdopt for the Holidays campaign. Supported by Royal Canin, iAdopt for the Holidays runs until Dec. 31 at participating SPCAs, Humane Societies and rescue groups nation wide, including the Sudbury & District Animal Centre. 

The goal is to get as many animals as possible placed into loving homes during the holiday season. Last year, more than 4,000 animals from across Canada found their forever homes during the iAdopt for the Holidays campaign. 

“This holiday season, give a homeless animal the gift of a loving family to call their own,” said Jennifer Hughes, Manager, Sudbury & District Animal Centre. 

“With people having time off from work and being home together as a family, the holidays are a great time to welcome a new furry companion and help them get settled.” 

To change an animal’s life this holiday season, visit or drop by the centre at 21 Lasalle Blvd. 

To learn more about iAdopt for the Holidays, including contests, visit