Surrendering Your Pet

Due to the high volume of dog surrender calls we are receiving and a full waitlist, GTHS has made the tough decision to close dog intakes for a temporary period of time. We are doing our best to prioritize those who urgently require placement. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.

You may be wondering how you can help? If you’re looking for ways to support us please consider adopting a dog, or donating to help us provide the care our dogs need while they wait for their next chapters to begin.

At the GTHS, we understand that sometimes you have to make the difficult decision to give up your pet. We offer a surrender program to meet this need. As a charity that operates without government funding, we do ask for surrender fees. We will not turn away an animal based on an inability to pay the surrender fee. By contributing to our program you ensure that we can continue to help animals in need. If our Animal Centre is full, we will ask that you join our waiting list. We accept animals based on our resources and our ability to provide high quality of care. Once surrendered, your pet will receive a veterinary examination, spay/neuter surgery if needed, behaviour assessment and when ready, she/he will be placed for adoption.

To surrender a pet call (705) 445-5204 ext. 210



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