Re-homing Your Pet

If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis, contact the Oakville & Milton Humane Society immediately at or call 905-845-1551

Giving Up Your Pet to the Oakville & Milton Humane Society

We arrange for animals to be surrendered by appointment only for the residents of Oakville or Milton.

  • Fill out the intake form below to start the process of giving up your pet
  • Email or call 905-845-1551 ext 156 to speak to one of our Intake Coordinators about giving up your pet
  • Animals adopted from OMHS are required and encouraged to be returned to us should you no longer be able to care for them
  • There is a surrender fee, based on a variety of factors, which will be discussed with you
  • We keep all adoptable animals in our care for as long as it takes them to find their new forever home
  • If you surrender your pet to us, you give up all rights to the pet and are not entitled to any further information about the animal

Please keep in mind that all animals brought to the Oakville & Milton Humane Society must be either on a leash or in a carrier. 

Tips on re-homing your pet

The Oakville & Milton Humane Society is here to help you explore all options so that you can keep your pet, but we recognize that sometimes giving up your pet is the best option for you and your pet. Here is an information pamphlet that can help you re-home your pet privately. You can also visit PetFinder for further information about finding your pet a new home.

Re-homing your small animal

Trying to re-home small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, etc.) is a fairly different process than re-homing a cat or dog. The following tips can help you with finding a new home for your small animal:

  • Post the animal on social media cautiously, be aware that you will want to screen people by talking to them about their animal experience, their intentions with your pet and why they want your pet
  • Ask for a fee, even if you don’t want one it is a good way to filter out irresponsible pet owners who are just looking for a free animal
  • If you don’t feel like the person can meet your level of standards of caring for your pet, tell them there is someone else who is interested as well and you will call them later if they are chosen
  • You can also see PetFinder’s tips for re-homing rabbits

Re-homing cat

Re-homing Dog

Re-homing Small Animal