A Pet

Each year The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth helps thousands of animals in need find loving homes. 

We understand that parting ways with an animal can be especially difficult and we're committed to working with you to ensure the best possible solution for you and your pet.  Our team will work with you to see if there are any alternatives to allow your pet to remain with you. If circumstances require you to surrender your pet, our team will arrange for an appointment for you to bring your pet into one of our centres.

Schedule a surrender appointment

Kitchener Waterloo Animal Centre: 
Stephanie Schamber, Intake Coordinator
519-745-5615 ext 253

Stratford Perth Animal Centre:
Main Reception
519-273-6600 ext 0

Please note that we are only able to receive surrenders by appointment, so we can ensure we have the space and resources. When our Centres are at capacity, in the best interest of the pet, owners will be encouraged to wait until the Centre has space available before surrendering their pet and will be offered to be put on a waiting list. 

service areas

Our organization currently supports surrender services for our areas of coverage. Please refer to our Animal Services Page to see the cities and municipalities we cover. 

The Areas We Cover 

Do you live outside of our service area?  Here is a list of surrounding shelters and rescues that you can contact for support:

Surrender Contacts


Submit a surrender form for your pet

After speaking to one of our team members, please complete a surrender form for your pet.  If you have any questions or need assistance to complete the form, please give us a call. 

Kitchener Waterloo Surrender Forms



Small Animal

Stratford Perth Surrender Forms



Small Animal

Alternatives to Surrendering

We know that sometimes it’s just not possible to keep a pet. Before making the decision to surrender, please consider all of your options. Learn more about alternatives to surrendering your pet including other re-homing options.