To report animal cruelty please contact the Government of Ontario’s Provincial Animal Welfare Services team at 1-833-9ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625) or your local police services.
Ontario SPCA York Region Animal Centre
16586 Woodbine Ave.,
Stouffville, ON L4A 2W3
By appointment only – Mon-Sun 11am-4pm
*Closed for Statutory Holidays
You must book an appointment if you wish to re-home your animal.
From Toronto and area:
Go north on the 404/Don Valley Parkway to Newmarket.
Take the Mulock/Vivian Road Exit and turn right (east) onto Vivian Road. The first set of lights is Woodbine. Turn right (south) onto Woodbine and we are about 300 meters up the road on the right.
From areas North East:
Take Highway 48 south to Highway 9. Turn right (west) onto Highway 9 and follow it to Woodbine. Turn left (south) onto Woodbine and follow it to the shelter (approximately 350 meters) on the right.
From areas North West:
Take Highway 400 south to Highway 9. Turn left (east) onto Hwy 9 and follow it to Woodbine (approximately 15 km). Turn left (south) onto Woodbine and follow it to the shelter (approximately 2.5km) on the right.
The Ontario SPCA York Region Animal Centre is currently granted the pound contracts for both DOGS & CATS for the town of Markham.
IF YOU HAVE FOUND OR LOST A PET, PLEASE REPORT THIS ANIMAL TO THE FACILITY THAT HOLDS THAT AREA’S POUND CONTRACT. A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST OR FOUND A PET DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO SOCIAL MEDIA. ANIMALS THAT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY REPORTED HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF BEING REUNITED WITH THEIR OWNERS.
For Animal Control (to pick up a dog Running at Large, or a contained cat) contact: Markham Animal Control – 905-415-7531
**When retrieving your pet from the Ontario SPCA, please remember to bring a carrier for your cat, and a collar and leash for your dog. **
If your pet is currently licensed at the time of reclaim, a license will be sold to you if you are a resident of Markham.
License your pet! – Licenses are very useful. They help reunite a lost pet with their owner. Licenses are mandatory for both cats and dogs in the Town of Markham. Licenses are good for one year from date of issue.
Shelters across Ontario receive thousands of stray animals each year, and many do not have identification. Identification (including microchipping) is the best way to ensure that your lost pet can be reunited with your family!
Please contact your municipality to ask about Licensing your pet.
For information about all other municipal animal control bylaws please contact the local municipality.
We do not take in wildlife. Please contact your local pound provider or Shades of Hope (705) 437-4654.
Animal Centre Manager