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Shelter tour

Pawsome pet party ft. barbie

Have an animal-loving 4-7 year-old? Join us for a morning of fun and animals at our Pawsome Pet Party, featuring Barbie! Learn more and register here.

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Pet photo contest is here

The OMHS Pet Photo Contest is here! Enter the contest with your best photo of your pet. Winners will be featured in the OMHS 2025 Calendar. Learn more here.

Pet Food Bank

Mission Pawsible 2K Dog Walk

Registration for the Mission Pawsible 2K Dog Walk is now open! Join us on May 26 at Bronte Creek Park for a beautiful day of fun and sun. Learn more here.

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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.

Adopt a small animal

Small is Beautiful!

Our rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, birds and hamsters may be small, but the love they provide is big! We have an abundance of smaller animals, especially rabbits, who are looking for their forever families. Click here to find your ideal companion.

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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

Fifty pets and counting: Teaching love through fostering

Fifty pets and counting: Teaching love through fostering

Recognizing the challenges faced by local animal shelters during the pandemic, Sandra Do Rego and her four children decided to open their hearts and home in 2020 to provide temporary care and love for animals in need. As a high school teacher for more than 20 years,...

Expert wildlife tips for spring

Expert wildlife tips for spring

Spring is the busiest time of year for wildlife control professionals at Oakville & Milton Humane Society and Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. As temperatures continue to rise, we’ll see an increase in the number of calls from residents experiencing a conflict...