Dear Pet Owner
We understand that the choice to surrender your beloved pet is a complex and heartfelt one. This decision is far from simple, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. We encourage you to carefully review the content provided on this page, where you’ll find valuable advice and useful resources to assist you in this process. Should you ultimately determine that surrendering your pet is the best option, kindly utilize the link located at the page’s conclusion to access our owner surrender application. Your pet’s well-being remains our top priority throughout this journey.
Financial issues, pet behavior problems, pet allergies, and finding housing to accommodate your pet can all be challenges that you may be facing. If you feel that re-homing/surrendering your pet is the only solution, please complete the form below.
If you adopted your dog from a breeder or rescue review your contract. It may state they will take them back if you are no longer able to keep them
Make sure to inform your real estate agent to look for pet-friendly listings. Ask if they allow you to spread the payment of your pet deposit over multiple months as part of your rent.
Experts in the animal field agree that a dog requires a mere 15 minutes of one-on-one time with his human per day to be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted! That could be simply spent laying in bed at night watching t.v. together!
Many behavior problems can be caused by a treatable medical condition. For example, a house-trained pet may begin urinating in the house due to a urinary tract infection that a veterinarian can diagnose and easily treat.
If there’s no physical cause for the problem, remember that many common pet behavioral issues have simple solutions. Is your dog having trouble getting along with other animals in the household or are there other behavioral issues that have led to the decision to give up your dog? If so, let us help you. Send us an email – we can most likely recommend a trainer in your area.
If you didn’t socialize your dog as a puppy, it’s never too late to enroll him in obedience school. It’s fun and can count as your 15 minutes of bonding time!
When you bring a new baby home, your dog will face an overwhelming number of novel sights, sounds, and smells. She may find some of them upsetting, especially if she didn’t have opportunities to spend time with children as a puppy.
You’ll drastically alter your daily routine, so your dog’s schedule will change, too. And, out of necessity, she’ll get less of your time and attention. It may be a difficult time for her, especially if she’s been the “only child” for a while.
There is no shame in realizing you can’t afford to keep your dog, and looking for a safe and ethical way to give them the life you aren’t able to right now.
Price rises, income drops, medical bills and job losses feel like they’re rife at the moment. No one brings a pet into their home expecting not to be able to finance them, but it’s the harsh reality of our times that costs are going up at a radical rate.
If you find yourself unable to afford your pet, it hits you on a number of levels. You are desperately sad, panicked by your options and often embarrassed too. But you shouldn’t be.
Admitting the issue to yourself and acting on it means you are a good pet owner, not a bad one. Even if you end up having to let your pet go.
You have options, if it doesn’t feel like it right now. And we’ll explore some of those together, and I’ll help you to find the least painful and most realistic of the bunch.