Learn about the programs and services offered by Surrey Animal Resource Centre.

Shelter fees

All impound and adoption fees for the shelter are outlined within the Animal Responsibility Bylaw. The City of Surrey reviews the fees annually. 

Cremation services

The Surrey Animal Resource Centre works to help provide compassionate aftercare service for companion animals in our community. The shelter is currently able to offer both private and communal cremation services for animals brought into the shelter deceased, or to pet owners whose pets passed at home.

Private cremation

Private cremation provides you with the opportunity to keep your pet’s cremated remains as a permanent and personal keepsake. When you choose private cremation, your treasured pet will be the only pet in the cremation chamber during the cremation process. When the cremation is complete, we will ensure you receive only the remains of your pet in your choice of one of the standard urns.

Communal cremation

With communal cremation, your pet is gently placed in the crematory together with other pets. When the cremation process is complete, the communal remains are collected and spread on fields in the Fraser Valley. Because no cremated remains are returned to you, you may wish to consider one of our personalized memorial paw prints as a timeless reminder.

Please contact the shelter at 604-574-6622 or animalinfo@surrey.ca for more information on cremation services.

Pawsitive Exchange

Trade in your prong, shock, or choke chain collar for a harness or martingale collar.

Try out the expert-recommended harnesses and collars to prevent pulling or escape. Get the gear for free by trading in your prong, shock, or chock chain collar!

Downsides of prong, shock, or chock chain collars

  • Injuries: they can cause painful injuries ranging from skin punctures to spinal cord problems and even crushed tracheas.
  • Behaviour: They suppress behaviour, but don't change it. Suppression of instinctual behaviours can lead to increased fear, reactivity, and aggression.
  • Relationships: They hurt! And in turn, hurt your relationship. Studies show guardians who use aversive equipment have diminished bonds and are less satisfied with their dogs' behaviour

Please contact the shelter at 604-574-6622 for more information on the Pawsitive Exchange Program.

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