We understand that sometimes it’s just not possible to keep your pet. Before making the decision to surrender your animal, please consider all of your options. We are happy to give advice and explore possibilities so you can keep your furry family member. Also, reach out to friends and relatives who might be able to give the pet a loving home.
If your desire to re-home your dog is because of behavioral or training issues, please contact a qualified training professional. We are happy to suggest the ones we use and trust.
If the issue is housing, please remember your dog is a member of your family. Consider offering your landlord a refundable pet deposit. Sometimes that is enough to alleviate a landlord’s concerns.
Our decision to accept your pet is based on our ability to provide appropriate housing and care. We give priority admissions to animals that have been vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neuter prior to the surrender process. When surrendering your animal you must bring the following items with you:
All pets that come are surrendered must be healthy prior to filling out the owner surrender form. If your pet has a health issue and/or is taking any kind of medication or treatment, please make sure to let us know immediately. You will be required to sign an owner release form giving us legal ownership of the animal. Once you have signed the owner release form, you may not reclaim your pet, so please be sure that you have made the right decision for you and your pet.
Note: If you adopted your pet through the A Wish for Animals Foundation and circumstances will not allow you to keep him/her, you are required to contact us immediately.