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Surrendering Your Pet
PuppyMaking the Decision
Deciding to give up a pet that has been part of your family can be a difficult and emotional experience for both you and the pet. Whatever your reason may be, you owe it to your pet to consider all your options and choose the one that is best for both of you. Below are some common reasons people surrender their pets. Click on each to find out how you may be able to keep the animal in that situation, or show/hide all.
  • Moving
  • Behavior Problems
  • Allergies

Other Options
Finding a new home won't happen overnight and it is very important to give yourself adequate time to find an appropriate placement. It may take weeks, or even months to rehome your pet. Below are suggestions on ways to find a home for the pet yourself. Click on each to learn more, or show/hide all.
  • When You Adopted the Pet
  • Rescue Groups
  • Advertising
  • Euthanasia

Surrendering to the Shelter
The shelter should be used as your last resort, only when all other options have been exhausted. We accept owner surrenders on a space-available basis for a fee. The cost is $55 per dog and $42 per cat, plus $18 per day for boarding (minimum $72). For all other animals, the cost is $12 plus $12 per day for boarding (minimum $48). If a kennel is not available the first time you ask, check back often and keep trying other options. Please bring all your pet's medical records at time of surrender. Animals must pass a behavior assessment before they will be available for adoption. We do not guarantee adoption of surrendered pets and surrendered animals may be euthanized (humanely destroyed) at any time.