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As of Monday, April 11 until Monday, April 25, the Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre will be welcoming public visitors back into the shelter by appointment. During this time, you can schedule an appointment by emailing the shelter at or by calling 1-800-898-8606. Walk-in appointments will accepted after Monday, April 25.  Masks will still be mandatory when visiting the shelter until further notice.  

Animal Services

If you require assistance from an animal services officer regarding an animal-related incident including but not limited to a lost or found pet, sick or injured stray animal, animal-related by-law infraction, or other animal-related emergencies,

Get in touch 

Georgina, Newmarket and Aurora

Call 1-877-979-PAWS (7297) or email

East Gwillimbury and Georgina Island

Call 1-888-644-5634 

Lost and found 

Lost animals

If you have found a lost dog or cat, report it to both Animal Services and the Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre. When you report this animal right away Animal Services is able to pick up the animal as soon as possible, so it may be returned to its family.

Pet FBI is a free service and resource to help return lost pets back home. Register today, and if your pet goes missing, other local registered members will be alerted. This site also allows you to create flyers to post in your neighbourhood.

About the Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre

The Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre provides care and shelter for stray cats and dogs from Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket and Aurora. All cats and dogs picked up by Animal Services officers from these four municipalities are brought to the Georgina Animal Shelter, if they cannot be returned home. Rehoming requests are reviewed and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Location and contact information

Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre
26815 Civic Centre Rd.
Keswick, ON, L4P 3G1

Contact us by email at or by calling 1-800-898-8606, ext. 3701

Visiting hours

Winter hours of operation - Oct. 1 to May 31

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Summer hours of operation - June 1 to Sept. 30

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Amazon wishlist

The Georgina Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre has created an a wishlist on Amazon. You can make a donation to the centre by purchasing something from this wishlist. 

Monetary donations

Donations are accepted by Visa, Mastercard and Cheque through the mail and can be sent to:

Animal Shelter and Adoption Centre
26815 Civic Centre Rd.
Keswick, ON, L4P 3G1

Please include a copy of the PDF icon online donation form (195.51 KB) with your cheque.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we also accept donations by Cash, Debit or Credit Card by appointment only. To make an appointment please contact Animal Services by email or at 1-800-898-8606.

Donating items

Donations of the folloing items are greatly appreciated:

  • Blankets / Towels / Sheets / Pets Beds
  • Cat and dog treats
  • Grooming supplies
  • Leashes and collars
  • Medical supplies
  • Cat and dog toys
  • Cat and dog bowls 

Animal cruelty and neglect


All complaints of animal cruelty and neglect are handled by the Animal Protection Ministry. Cruelty to any animal is not tolerated in Ontario. Contact animal welfare if you witness cruelty to animals. 


On April 25, 2022 our four-legged friends at the Georgina Animal Shelter will be welcoming visitors back. Leading up to the full opening, beginning April 11, 2022, visitors can come to the shelter by appointment by calling 1-800-898-8606. Masks will still be mandatory when visiting the shelter until further notice.

Every effort should be made to keep pets with their families. The Centers for Disease Control in the United States released guidelines for COVID-19 patients with pets recovering at home.


Animal claims or adoptions will be conducted by appointment only. All possible processes and paperwork will be conducted by email and over the phone at 1-800-898-8606. Contact us to make arrangements and an appointment time.

  • We will review animals for surrender on a case-by-case basis and staff will make all efforts to keep the animal in its home.
  • Do not bring stray dogs directly to the facility. You may contact your local Animal Services/Control Officer for assistance.
  • Donations left at the door will have to be disposed of. If you wish to make a donation please contact the shelter directly to make an appointment. You can make monetary donations over the phone. Please contact us by email at or over the phone at 1-800-898-8606.
  • Sales of dog licences are currently not available at our vendor locations. Should you wish to purchase, replace or renew a licence, visit DocuPet or contact them over the phone at 1-855-249-1370. You may also reach the Shelter by email at  or at 1-800-898-8606 to purchase over the phone or in person by appointment only.

Visit your municipality’s website for details relating to Animal Services/Control Officers.

More information

Pet owners should keep the following in mind:

  • Identify a family member or friend who can care for pets if someone in the household becomes ill.
  • Have crates, food and extra supplies on hand for quick movement of pets.
  • Keep all animal vaccines up to date in the event boarding becomes necessary.
  • Ensure all medications are documented with dosages and administering directions, including the prescription from your veterinarian
  • Pets should have identification: collar with ID tag and microchip (best practice is microchipping).

Resources for additional information:

Leash free dog park

The leash free dog park is open.

685 Lake Dr S, Keswick, ON L4P 1K7, Canada