We currently ask individuals or families that need to surrender their pets to please call the Peterborough Humane Society to notify our staff and to ensure there is adequate space for the surrendered animal.

The Peterborough Humane Society is a charity and relies on private donations to continue helping the thousands of animals we take in. There is a $100 surrender fee for all admissions.

To inquire about surrendering your animal please contact 705 745 4722 ext. 200 or

You may be required to:

  •  Bring photo identification
  •  Provide proof that the animal is yours and you have the right to surrender it
  • Bring all veterinary records you have for the animal
  • Fill out surrender form for the animal, we ask that you fill out the form and bring it with you when surrendering
  • Read and understand the irrevocable surrender form

The PHS should be your last resort for placing your animal. Before contacting us you should attempt to place the animal in another home on your own. Ask friends and family if they are interested in the pet, ask neighbours, put up flyers in your neighbourhood and at your local pet store, pet park and veterinary clinics. Placing your animal in a shelter will be stressful and difficult for your animal and we are eager to avoid this if possible.

The PHS has the right to refuse to accept any animals at our discretion.

The PHS is unable to accommodate wildlife animals at this time and we have partnerships with other organizations who are assisting us in this regard.

Surrender may take up to one hour per animal to complete. You must remain at the shelter throughout that time until the process is completed.

For more information on admissions, please call: 705.745.4722