Surrendering Your Pet

Burlington Humane has limited space to accept pet surrenders.  We do not accept pet surrenders at the door. There may be a fee associated with surrendering your cat or dog. This fee will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.

We understand that giving up your pet is an emotional decision, but one that is potentially the best option for you and your pet. Once you surrender your pet to Burlington Humane, you forfeit all right of ownership to them. Please be aware that your rationale for surrendering your pet will be taken into consideration if you apply to re-adopt them. It may not be possible for Burlington Humane Society to return the pet to its former owner who has previously admitted that they are unable or unwilling to provide care for them.

Please fill out our surrender application form below.  Applicants are also required to submit up-to-date veterinary records for each pet.  As our main mission is to find each animal their forever home, each application will be viewed on the basis of each animal’s immediately adoptability.  As such, we are very selective when presented with surrenders that have medical or behaviour challenges. Thank you for your understanding.



Dog Surrender Application


Unfortunately we are not able to accept any 

cat surrender applications at this time.

Thank you for your understanding.