The relaxation of regulations for shelters came in the form of an update to the National Crisis Centre’s frequently asked questions, created as a practical guide for the public on the lockdown measures.
The updated document also said that hotels for pets were also allowed to reopen without providing further details or conditions.
Shelters and hotels were forced to shutter to the public along with other non-essential businesses after the coronavirus lockdown was imposed in March.
Pet hotels were nevertheless allowed to keep receiving animals but only for emergencies, such as the death of the owner.
According to the Crisis Centre’s guidelines, animal groomers must still remain closed and pet crematoriums can continue to operate on appointment.