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. Before bringing in your pet, we ask you to please complete the following questions so we can determine how we can best help.
The following questionnaire will take you approximately 25 to 45 minutes to complete, and you may save your spot in the questionnaire at any time and return to it later. While the questionnaire may seem long, completing this information as thoroughly as possible is important to ensure we can meet your dog's needs.
Please complete one form per dog. If you are looking to surrender a litter of puppies, please email us instead.
A copy of your form will be emailed to you for your own records after you complete it.
All animal surrenders at the Edmonton Humane Society are done by appointment only, based on the resources and space we have available to care for your dog at this time, so we can provide the best possible care once they arrive. Wait times may vary (from weeks to months) depending on your dog's needs.
Please note that at the surrender appointment we will require proof of ownership, or proof that you have the authority to surrender the dog on behalf of the owner.
If we are unable to admit your animal, we will do our best to provide alternative options or may put you on our waiting list.
After completing the following questions, our team will review the form and will be in contact with you within 10 business days to let you know when we may be able to admit your dog and go through the next steps. We may also contact you with additional questions.
PLEASE NOTE: We currently have a waitlist and cannot guarantee a timeline in which we could accept your animal into our care. We recommend also pursuing other options like rehoming.
(Last Update - March 2023)
If you have any further questions about this process, you can contact our Admitting Team at 780-491-3522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.