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To surrender a pet, complete an Intake Form.   Email it to along with medical records and a photo of the pet.   Documents will be reviewed and you will be contacted when a spot becomes available.  Intake is by appointment only Monday - Friday.

Intake Forms

Please choose the correct form, fill out and submit with necessary paperwork and a photo for review.

**Note:  When you surrender a pet, you are relinquishing all ownership rights.  No information about your pet will be provided after surrender.  It is always best to re-home a pet yourself.  A shelter should be the last resort. A $50.00 surrender fee applies.


Contact us at or (905) 665-7430 to transfer animals owned by rescue agencies or shelters.


Contact your local animal control services to report stray animals. Click here to see list of animal services.


Contact Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) to report an abused or abandoned animal. For more information call 1-833-926-4625.


HSDR only works with domestic animals.  Contact a wildlife rescue centre for concerns about wild animals. Click here for the Ontario Wildlife Rescue.