Surrendering an Animal

If an animal has nowhere else to go, the doors are open at the Moose Jaw Humane Society.

There are so many reasons why people make the tough choice to surrender a pet, and we never want to see an animal suffer because people feel they have no options. We see animals in all kinds of conditions, but there is nothing sadder than a pet that is undernourished and ill because the owners can’t afford to feed it or get vet care. If you find yourself in this situation, please call us or come to the Shelter.

For people who just find themselves in a new life situation, like an apartment that doesn’t allow pets or a new baby who takes up all your time, and you need to surrender an animal, we ask that you try some options yourself to find them a new home.


You can advertise your pet on these places for free:
Or for a fee, advertise in the newspaper:
  • Moose Jaw Times Herald

What You Can Do In The Community

  • Ask friends and family if they can take your animals, or if they know someone who can.
  • Hang posters.
  • Ask your Veterinarian if they know anyone that might be interested in taking your pet. Vet's offices often have boards where you can post flyers advertising your pet.
  • Make a poster for us to hang on our bulletin board.
If you have exhausted these tactics for placing your pet you may call the shelter to speak with an adoption counsellor and to discuss surrendering your animal to our shelter.

Please be aware there is a surrender fee of $20 per cat, $50 for dogs under 40 lbs. and $75 for dogs over 40 lbs. It is not free for us to care for your surrendered pet during its stay at our shelter and these fees go towards covering a portion of the cost incurred. If you are unable to pay the surrender fee, please talk to our staff. Unless we have no space, we will do everything we can to help you and your animal.

Other Shelters and Rescues

Saskatoon SPCA 306-374-7387
Estevan Humane Society 306-634-3444
Lloydminster and District SPCA 780-875-2809
Meadow Lake and District SPCA 306-240-8384
Regina Humane Society 306-543-6363
North Battleford Humane Society 306-446-2700
Prince Albert SPCA 306-763-6110
Weyburn Humane Society 306-848-7387
Yorkton SPCA 306-783-4080
Swift Current SPCA 306-773-1806
Bright Eyes Dog Rescue (Regina) 306-522-1274
Guardian Angels Animal Rescue (Melville) 306-728-3323


Moose Jaw Humane Society
PO Box 1658, Stn Main
1755 Stadacona Street W
Moose Jaw, SK
S6H 7K7

Phone: 306.692.1517
Fax: 306.694.0720


Sunday: Closed
Monday: Noon to 5pm
Tuesday: Noon to 5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Noon to 5pm
Friday: Noon to 5pm
Saturday: Noon to 5pm

Special Thanks

Pet Valu
Country 100 radio
800 CHAB radio
Mix 103 radio
The Moose Jaw Value Express
Discover Moose Jaw
Family Pizza
Paws N' Play Grooming and Boutique

Emergency Service
24 Hours, Every day
Phone: 306.692.1517

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