top of page

About Cause For Critters

We are a non-profit animal

shelter in Drayton Valley, Alberta.

Since our inception in 2008, we have helped over 4,500 animals reconnect with their owners or find new homes. Our goal is to provide the best possible care to our resident animals while they wait for their forever families.


How You Can Help!

There are so many things you can do to help our animals. 

Here are a few ways for anyone looking to make a difference!


Spending time with the animals is crucial to their emotional well-being, and it allows them to grow and gain confidence while they wait for their new families. Volunteer opportunities are available for cleaning, feeding, and even playing with the animals at Cause for Critters.

Cat volunteers must be 16 years or older. Dog volunteers must be 18 years or older. Children are permitted to join as long as the shift is primarily done by the certified volunteer. Criminal Record Checks must be provided. Training sessions will be completed before the first volunteer shift.


Cause for Critters loves their foster families! Fostering a pet costs you nothing, but it means the world to the animals of our shelter. We are always in need of temporary homes for all kinds of animals.


We accept monetary and supply donations. If you are looking to donate supplies for our animals, look at out for our Wednesday Plea Supply on Facebook or check out our Amazon Wishlist!

Donations are accepted in all forms: cash, cheque, card, and e-transfer to All donations over $50 are eligible for a tax receipt.(Must be requested)

Special Events

Cause for Critters loves community events! In the past, we have hosted occasions such as Santa Paws, Raise The Woof, paint nights, cat yoga, and annual adoption events. 


Join us on Facebook for regular updates on our animals, events, and updates! 

Ways you can help
  • Facebook

Permanent Wish List

If you don't have the opportunity to check out our Wish List Wednesday on Facebook, these items are always needed, and much appreciated!

- volunteers and fosters

- cat litter

- dry and wet kitten food

- KMR (kitten milk replacement)

- paper towel

-unscented laundry detergent

- latex gloves

bottom of page