Montreal's primary newspaper, the Montreal Gazette, lists dogs up for free adoption in its classified advertisement section. Montreal's Craigslist page also lists any dogs up for free adoption.
The number of dogs available for free adoption in Montreal is always changing. Therefore, it is necessary to check classified advertisements often in order to find the right dog.
In addition to dogs up for free adoption, the Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers discounted fees for dogs eligible for compassionate adoption. Compassionate adoption exists to find homes for dogs who have characteristics making their adoption less likely. Dogs eligible for compassionate adoption typically have minor medical problems or are older than most dogs up for adoption.