Rehome a Pet

Rehoming your Pet with the PEI Humane Society

We understand that choosing to rehome your pet is a difficult decision. The PEI Humane Society staff provide a judgement-free environment with the goal of providing every animal entering our care with a successful start in their new life.

There are no fees to rehome your animal with the PEI Humane Society.

If you adopted an animal from the PEI Humane Society within the last 3 months and is returned within the first 30 days of adoption, you will receive a full refund (minus any licensing fees). Bringing the animal back to us allows us to gather more information on the animal and then find a suitable home or address any behavioural or medical issues to help the animal.


If you are unable to care for your animal for a short period of time due to circumstances beyond your control, you can find more information about our emergency animal housing program, Safe Haven, here.

To talk to someone today about Safe Haven, contact the PEI Humane Society at 902-892-1190 or email us at

You can also leave a message with our 24hr emergency line at 902-892-1191.

What is involved with surrendering a pet to the PEI Humane Society?

Call us at (902) 892-1190 to make an appointment to rehome your pet(s). The rehoming process takes approximately 30 minutes, and it must be the pet owner who attends with the pet(s). There will be a brief questionnaire to answer regarding the pet’s condition and reasons for rehoming. We will need to be made aware of any medical conditions and special needs at that time.

On the day of your appointment please bring them in a secure carrier/cage or on a leash. Again, this is a judgement-free process and any questions asked are to ensure that we find the best possible home for your pet(s).

Remember to bring:

  • favourite blankets
  • toys
  • any medications
  • food with your pet’s name marked on it
  • past health records from your pet’s veterinarian

Rehoming your pet on your own:

  • Check with your veterinarian. Pets that are on medications or who are undergoing treatments may need a supply of medication or a treatment plan before being rehomed.
  • Try to place your pet(s) with family or friends who will love and care for them
  • See if there is a breed rescue group for your pet(s) and contact them
  • Check with the breeder where you got your pet(s). Responsible breeders will try and help with any problems you’re having and will usually take them back if things don’t work out.
  • If posting online, make sure to charge an adoption fee.

Email our Adoption and Intake Coordinator

Email our Adoption and Intake Coordinator for additional information: