Entrust my pet to the shelter

We understand that entrusting your pet to the shelter is a difficult and often desperate decision.

The SPCA de l’Outaouais is here to help and offer you the best possible support in this difficult transition.

Before proceeding, make sure you live in an area served by the SPCA de l’Outaouais.

  • Gatineau
  • Gatineau Valley RCM
  • Collines-de-l’Outaouais RCM
  • Papineau RCM
  • Pontiac RCM

If you live in an area not served by the SPCA de l’Outaouais, contact your municipal office to find out how to proceed.

My pet has a behavior problem
My pet has a health problem
I have to move and my new home doesn't accept pets
A member of my family has developed allergies
I no longer have enough time to devote to my pet

Finding a new family for my pet

Before entrusting your pet to us, we strongly encourage you to explore all options for relocating it yourself. Word-of-mouth and social networks are excellent ways to find a new home for your pet! By taking this initiative, you can offer your pet a smoother transition and avoid the stress of a shelter stay.

Be sure to be transparent in your ad.

Photos can make all the difference in someone falling in love with your pet, so take the time to select some nice ones!

This is no time to hide your pet’s flaws! Compose a short, complete text including the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Breed and weight
  • Health (spayed or neutered, vaccines, health problems, etc.)
  • Your pet’s personality (including how well it gets along with other animals and children)
  • His usual routine (exercise time, special features)
  • Behavioral problems, if any
  • Why you can’t keep it

Entrust us with your pet

There may be a delay of several weeks before we can take in your pet, as we want to have the space we need to accommodate your pet properly! We will contact you to add you to our waiting list for an appointment.

There is a $35 fee for each animal entrusted to us. You will be asked to show proof of identity when you arrive at the shelter.

Form information here

Our commitment to your pet

Upon arrival at the shelter, your pet will be cared for by our competent team dedicated to animal welfare.

Every animal that comes to us receives a health check-up and appropriate care. What guides us is the animal’s well-being! We make all our decisions with this in mind.

Your pet can then :

  • To be put up for adoption
  • Visit one of our incredible host families
  • Be entrusted to one of our partners like PetSmart


At the SPCA de l’Outaouais, no animal is euthanized because it has been at the shelter “too long”. Euthanasia only takes place when it is the most compassionate option for the animal’s long-term well-being.

By respecting our procedure for entrusting your pet to us, you contribute to the smooth running of the shelter and enable us to give each resident all the attention he or she deserves!

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