Thinking about surrendering your dog?
Financial issues, pet behavior problems, pet allergies, and finding housing to accommodate your pet can all be challenges that you may be facing and you may feel that re-homing/surrendering your pet is the only solution. Before you decide to re-home or surrender your beloved pet, please consider the following resources/tips:
Once you have decided to surrender, we ask that you complete the Owner Surrender Form as this gives us most of the important information about the dog and his/her individual needs. We ask that you complete as much information as you can and be as honest as possible as we need to know as much as possible so we can determine how best to help.
If your dog is not fully vaccinated there is a $25 fee so we can get them current on their vaccines.
The dogs we can accept are taken into one of our foster homes, we do not have a kennel or shelter. So before we will commit to taking any dog into our rescue, we prefer to have one of our volunteers go meet him or her first (if possible). All of our dogs live indoors, as part of the foster home’s family, and while in rescue we work with each dog on any issues he/she might have — such as improving manners, obedience training, etc. Each dog is seen by our Vet, brought current on shots, if needed, spayed/neutered if needed, and any other medical problems are taken care of. We keep each dog for a minimum of two weeks for evaluation and determine what type of home that the dog needs and then we work to match them up with the most suitable home.
We carefully screen all applicants, to help ensure that the dogs are going to a loving, secure home and that the dog’s needs match those of the prospective home. We have an adoption team that reviews all applications; that include home ownership or landlord checks as well as a veterinarian reference to make sure adequate care was provided to past and present pets. Finally, we do a home visit to ensure the home is secure and ready for a Giant Breed.
When we place each dog, we do quite a bit of education, regarding feeding, raised feeders, bloat, etc., to try to help limit any problems the new owner might have with the dog. We also are available for help with questions or problems that the new owner may have. We strive to have a high success rate of adoptions as we put a lot of time and effort into ensuring the adoption match is solid and get very few back into rescue.
Owner Surrender Application
Once you have made your final decison to surrender, click th button to the right. A volunteer will be in contact with you within 72 hours.