We understand that sometimes life changes and your pet may no longer be able to live with you.  This is a big decision, so we encourage you to consider  alternatives to surrendering before booking a surrender appointment.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING SURRENDERS

Edmonton, AB (March 17, 2020)

In an effort to limit the transmission of COVID-19 and with our priority on keeping people and pets in our community healthy and safe, the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) has made the decision to close our facility to the general public effective immediately until further notice. At this time only Emergency surrenders can be accepted. Please ensure you have explored all other options prior to reaching out to the Edmonton Humane Society.

Surrendering Your Pet

We understand that surrendering a pet can be a difficult and emotional decision to make, and appreciate that you are doing what is best for your pet and your family.

All surrenders at the Edmonton Humane Society are done by appointment only. This way we can prepare for your pet’s arrival and ensure we have the space and resources available at our shelter to provide the best possible care. Please note that at this appointment we will require proof of ownership, or proof that you have the authority to surrender the dog on behalf of the owner.

To request an appointment:

Complete the appropriate surrender form for the type of animal you wish to surrender. These questions may take up to 45 minutes to complete, but it is important that the information provided is as thorough as possible so we can determine how we can best help.

Dog Surrender Form

Cat Surrender Form

The dog surrender form will be submitted to our team automatically upon completion.

For the cat surrender form, please email it to admissions@edmontonhumanesociety.com.

If you are trying to surrender a litter of puppies or kittens, or a small animal, please email us instead.

Booking your appointment:

After receiving your surrender form, our team will review the information and will be in contact within 3 business days. At that time we may proceed with booking an appointment, or we may ask for more information.

If we are unable to admit your animal, we will do our best to provide alternative options or we may put you on our waiting list.

Please do not bring your dog to our shelter unless an appointment has been booked, as we may not have space available. If you have an emergency situation, please call us at 780-491-3522 or email admissions@edmontonhumanesociety.com.

What to bring to your appointment:

  • A driver’s license or other government issued ID.
  • Your pet’s veterinary records, if you have not emailed them in advance.
  • Proof of ownership for your animal (licensing records, proof of microchip/tattoo, bill of sale, veterinary records with your name, etc.)
  • Your pet’s surrender fee, listed below. The fee is non-refundable.

Surrender fees:

The Edmonton Humane Society charges surrender fees to help partially cover the costs of your pet’s stay, including: food, cleaning, enrichment, medical procedures, vaccines, surgeries, and socialization. Below are the fee ranges you can expect when you book your appointment. A team member will give you more accurate pricing at the time of booking your appointment.

Animal Type Admissions Fee
Dogs
No medical/behaviour issues
Under 7 years
Spayed / Neutered
$80
Medical/behaviour issues
Over 7 years
Not Spayed / Neutered
$100
Puppy (3-6 months) $80
First litter (under 3 months) $0
Cats
No medical/behaviour issue
Under 7 years
Spayed / Neutered
$80
Medical/behaviour issues
Over 7 years
Not Spayed / Neutered
$100
Kitten (3-6 months) or
Under 6 months (with medical issues)
$80
Kitten or First litter (8 weeks – 3 months)
Note: kittens under 3 months should be weaned
$0

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