Owner Surrender

Need or want to surrender your pet? Find out about the process below...

Cats


We take owner surrender and stray cats on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00PM - 4:00PM (We are closed from 1:00 - 2:00 for lunch). There is a $10 rehoming fee per animal. 

Process


Please leave the animal(s) in the car while you come into the shelter and complete the process. You will be asked to fill out a Feline Profile Form (PDF)  and asked why you are surrendering the animal so we can find the best match and home for that animal in the future. Felines that are owner surrendered are available for adoption to the public the following day verse our 7 day stray animal hold. This has numerous medical benefits for the kitty as they sometimes catch kitty colds from other cats. 
 

Behavioral Issues, Questions or Concerns?


If you are having behavioral issues with your cat and need help figuring out what to do please stop in and talk to one of our kennel attendants. It could be something as simple as moving a littler box to having a small infection that needs medical care by your vet. We will try to help you to the best of our ability. 

Also check out our Cat Behavior Issues Resource page for common occurring issues in homes.

Community Cat Project


Stray Cat in your neighborhood you no longer want running loose to reproduce? Ask us about our Community Cat Project! 
You catch the cat, we spay/neuter it and then you release it back into the neighborhood to live and NOT reproduce. Stray cats do not do well in a shelter environment because they are used to being outside and free and typically never get adopted. Every stray cat brought it will get replaced with another cat in the community, keeping your and our numbers up. Keeping spayed and neutered cats around keeps the population down! Look into TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) programs in your area; ours is called the Community Cat Project!
   


Dogs

We take owner surrender dogs by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We strive to make the appointments Monday - Friday from 2:00PM - 4:00PM but can make exceptions if needed. Each appointment will last approximately 30-45 minutes. There is a $10 rehoming fee per animal.

Stray Dog? Bring it in so we can find the owner or call Animal Control at 911 and they will bring it in!
 

Process

Come to the Animal Shelter promptly at your appointment time (leave your animal in your vehicle). You will be required to fill out a Canine Profile Form (PDF Fillable) when you arrive if you have not already done so. A kennel attendant will meet with you to go over the profile and ask any questions necessary. After the profile has been completed the kennel attendant will go with you to meet the dog and perform a behavioral assessment on the dog. If the dog passes the behavioral assessment, you can go to the receptionist and complete the surrender process. The clerical support will need your contact information, payment and for you to sign off ownership of the animal.
This process is completed so we can find the best match and home for that animal in the future. The canine will be available for adoption to the public the following day.

*Please Note* We can not and will not adopt out a dog that has bitten or violently attacked someone.

Behavioral Issues, Questions or Concerns?


If you are having behavioral issues with your dog and need help figuring out what to do please stop in and talk to one of our kennel attendants. It could be something as simple as easy training tips, crating the animal while away, or something bigger such as having a medical problem that needs attention from your vet. We will try to help you to the best of our ability.

Also check out our Dog Behavior Issues Resource page for common occurring issues in homes.