Surrendering your pet can be a difficult decision. Often, people believe they must give up their dog or cat because they do not know how to handle a particular issue. Most issues such as housing options, allergies, and behaviour can often be addressed – consult with your trainer, veterinarian or give us a call.

However, if you find yourself in the position of having to surrender your pet to us, please understand that rarely can we accept them ‘on the spot’. Please call the Shelter in advance – we often have a waiting list for surrenders. As a no-kill Shelter, we have a finite amount of space and you may have to wait for room to open up.

We ask for a $50 surrender fee to help offset the cost of care – we keep all healthy, adoptable animals as long as it takes to find them a new home.

Relinquishing a pet is not only difficult for humans, but stressful for the pet, who do not understand why they are being taken from the family that they have loved. For an animal, this can lead to depression, a feeling of abandonment and increased behavioural issues.

Consider all of your options before removing your pet from its home. First, notify trusted friends, family members, neighbours and co-workers that you need to find a new home for your pet. Utilize free advertising such as Kijiji or swiftcurrentonline. More often than not, this type of networking can have very positive results. Plus, you may even get to visit on occasion if you find your pet a new home within your social network.