Request for Proposals – Animal Pound Services

Athabasca County invites Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified animal care providers to provide Animal Pound Services on behalf of the County.
Athabasca County animal pound services consist of boarding and feeding of dogs as well as collecting applicable storage and impoundment fees, arranging for veterinary treatment for the dogs and coordination of adoption services.
The County’s objectives with respect to animal pound services are as follows:

  1. Board dogs that are impounded pursuant to Athabasca County’s Animal Control Bylaw, and on occasion may require the coordination of adoption services.
  2. Humane care of dogs brought to the pound which may include the coordination and transfer to veterinary care if required.
  3. Working cooperatively with Athabasca County in coordinating pound keeping services: and
  4. Providing excellent customer services.

Proponents are hereby invited to submit a Proposal for the provision of the following Animal Pound Services project:

Animal Pound Services

RFP Number: APS-2024-01
Date Issued: March 8, 2024
Closing Date: April 12, 2024 at 3:00pm (MST)
Estimated Project Start: September 1, 2024 (Open to Negotiation)
These dates may be subject to change at the County’s discretion. No Proposal shall be altered, amended, or withdrawn after the Closing Time.
Indicate the Project Name and RFP Number on all correspondence.

Proponents must submit the entire document of this RFP, along with all other noted requirements. RFP submissions shall be sealed and enclosed in envelope(s) marked with the project name and the RFP number. The Proponent must provide two (2) hard copy of the proposal document. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.
Envelopes must be addressed to:

Athabasca County
3602 48 Ave.
Athabasca Alberta, T8S 1M8
Attention: Travis Shalapay, Manager of Protective Services
RFP APS-2024-01 – Animal Pound Services

Refer all inquiries to the Manager of Protective Services, Travis Shalapay. Inquiries can be submitted by email to or by phone 780 675-2273.


The full RFP Package can be found with the attached link.


The Alberta Purchasing Connection page for this RFP can be found at this link.