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.

Surrendering Your Pet

Please review our alternatives to surrender before making an appointment.

All owner surrenders are by appointment, to book an appointment call: 780-491-3522. Please allow at least 45 minutes to complete your surrender appointment.

What to bring to your appointment:

  1. A driver’s license or other government issued ID.
  2. Your pet’s surrender form. Find the appropriate surrender form below. If you do not have access to a printer, please arrive to your appointment 15 minutes early to complete the forms. Our goal is to find a happy home for every healthy and treatable animal, which we can achieve by knowing more about the animals that come into our care.
  3. Your pet’s veterinary records.
  4. Proof of ownership for your animal (licensing records, proof of microchip/tattoo, etc.)
  5. Your pet’s surrender fee, listed below. The cost to care for and re-home pets can be hundreds of dollars for each animal. We ask for a surrender fee to help subsidize this cost. The fee is non-refundable.
Surrender Fees:

The Edmonton Humane Society charges surrender fees to help cover the cost of care while your pet is in our care. These fees help cover: food, cleaning, enrichment, medical procedures, vaccines, surgeries, and socialization during your pets stay. Below are the fee ranges you can expect when you book your appointment. A team member can give you more accurate pricing at the time of booking your appointment.

Animal Type Admissions Fee
No medical/behaviour issues, inter 7 years, s./n. $80
Medical/behaviour issues, over 7 years, not s./n. $100
Puppy (3-6 months) $80
First litter (under 3 months) $0
No medical/behaviour issues, inter 7 years, s./n. $80
Medical/behaviour issues, over 7 years, not s./n. $100
Kitten (8 weeks – 3 months) or first litter (under 3 months) $0
Kitten (3-6 months) or (under 6 months, medical issues) $80


Filling out our forms beforehand can help speed up the admission process when you arrive at the shelter.

Dog Surrender Form
Cat Surrender Form

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