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Animal Services

Animal Services assists the community with a variety of animal-related services.  Our most popular service is pet adoption, which seeks to find homes for cats and dogs (and sometimes other animals!) in our care. We also respond to concerns about barking dogs, lost or injured animals, dog bites and animals causing a safety risk, including stray livestock.

Adoption Animal Care and Control

Animal Shelter Backyard hens


Frequently Asked Questions

Leash-free dog park Livestock
Lost and found Wildlife 

Public Education Programs

Caledon Animal Services Staff offer Group Tours and Education Sessions to Local Children’s Groups as well as Dog Bite Prevention Workshops for Schools. Contact us for details or to book an appointment (contact details below).

Volunteer Program

The Caledon Animal Shelter offers a volunteer program for residents looking to help out in their community. Our volunteer program includes general housekeeping along with assisting staff in feeding, exercising and socializing the pets in our care. All volunteers must be 16 years or older. Contact us for details regarding this program or apply here

Pet Surrender Program

Caledon Animal Services does offer a surrender program to owners who are looking to rehome their pets. All pets must pass an assessment prior to being accepted into the Shelter’s Adoption Program and it is dependent on space. Assessments are done by appointment only. Contact us for details or to book an appointment (contact details below).

Contact Information

Cruelty or Neglect

To report an incident of cruelty or neglect, please contact the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) at 310-SPCA (7722) or by e-mail at If you believe an animal's life is in immediate danger, contact the Caledon OPP at 1-888-310-1122. If you would like to know more about what constitutes animal cruelty, visit the OSPCA website.

Animal Bites

To report an animal bite where the skin has been broken, please contact:

  1. Peel Public Health, Environmental Health at 905.799.7700; and
  2. Animal Services (contact information below).

Town of Caledon Animal Services

For more information regarding our services or to report a sick and/or injured animal, stray domestic animal (certain conditions apply), an animal causing a safety risk or a livestock claim, please contact us as follows: 

Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Please note our new phone number (effective January 2, 2019): 905.584.2272 x. 4698.

For after-hours emergencies please call 1.800.563.7881