SERVICES AND PROGRAMS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19.  If you believe an animal is sick or injured in Oakville call 905-845-1551.

The animals need your help, now more than ever!

What’s Happening

Spring 2023 Lottery

Spring 2023 Lottery

Tickets are on sale for the 2023 Spring Lottery. You can purchase tickets here. The animals WIN every time you buy a ticket. Tickets for the Fall Lottery have sold out. The draw dates and winners are listed here.

Prancing with the Stars

Prancing Tickets on Sale!

Our Prancing with the Stars gala returns to the Oakville Convention Centre this November 3. Get your tickets now for an incredible night of entertainment as our local stars compete for “Best in Dance Show” in front of a live audience.

Microchip Clinic

Microchip Clinic Oct. 6

Give your pet the gift of permanent identification with a microchip. Register now for our microchip clinic on Oct. 6 from 4pm to 8pm at the shelter. Space is limited.

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Get Your Dog Licence Online!

A dog licence is your best insurance for the safe and quick return of your family member. It also makes your dog instantly identifiable to anyone who may come across your pet and helps avoid the daily boarding charge. Best of all, a lost licensed dog will likely be at the shelter for just hours, not days. Learn more.

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Update on Wildlife Service in Milton

Please note that as of August 1, 2022, the Oakville & Milton Humane Society will no longer provide wildlife service in Milton, as this service will now be administered by the Town of Milton. If you find an injured, sick or orphaned wild animal in the Town of Milton please call 905-878-7252 ext. 2254, or email:

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Before Surrendering Your Pet

The decision to give up a companion animal is a difficult one. Before making the decision to give up your pet, review our Pet Resource Guide on the options available. Learn more here.

Available Services

Pet Cremation

Cremation services are available again at OMHS by appointment only, during regular business hours.

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lost & found

We are dedicated to helping lost pets be reunited with their families. If you have lost or found a pet it is important that you report it to us right away.

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dog licences

All dogs must be licensed in the Town of Oakville. Licences are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and not specific to a calendar year.

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Recent News

Much More Than a Shelter

Much More Than a Shelter

With the launch of our 2021 Impact Report we celebrate our success in caring for and finding forever homes for abused, neglected and homeless animals. This would not be possible without your generous donations and the many talents you share with us. Read the report here.

Celebrating our 2022 Award Winners

Celebrating our 2022 Award Winners

The OMHS is thrilled to recognize the work of our amazing volunteers and partners through our Volunteer and Community Awards Program. We would not be able to provide the same quality of care for the animals, or our community, without our animal heroes! Learn more.