- What to do with puppies you can’t keep?
- How do I surrender my pet?
- Can I drop my dog off at a shelter?
- When should you give up your dog?
- Where to take my dog if I can’t keep it?
- Will my cat Miss Me When I give him away?
- Can you give a pet to PetSmart?
- How do I get rid of my dog I don’t want?
- What do you do with a cat you don’t want?
- Can I give my dog away for free?
- Where can I take unwanted pets?
- What happens when you surrender an animal?
What to do with puppies you can’t keep?
Contact a no-kill shelter with a foster network and tell them you wish to do an “owner surrender.” They will find fosters to cover the pups and the pups will go straight to the fosters.
Puppies have poor immune systems when they are little, so we don’t even bring them to the shelter.
How do I surrender my pet?
Call 952-HELP-PET (952-435-7738) to schedule an appointment to surrender your pet.
Surrendering a pet
- A driver’s license or other government issued ID.
- Your pet’s surrender form.
- Your pet’s veterinary records.
- Your pet’s surrender fee, listed below.
Can I drop my dog off at a shelter?
Depending on the rules of your local shelter, you can sometimes drop your dog off at an animal shelter, but they may need advanced notice or to follow specific shelter procedures to do so. Once that process is complete, the owner can bring the pet to the shelter, pay the fee, and sign over the dog.
When should you give up your dog?
Here are options to consider when you must give up your dog:
- Return her to the breeder, shelter, or rescue group you acquired her from.
- Place her with a trusted friend or family member.
- Advertise for someone to adopt her.
- Take her to a good shelter or rescue.
- Have her euthanized.
Where to take my dog if I can’t keep it?
If you still can’t keep your dog
Another option is to surrender your dog to the local council or an animal shelter / rescue organisation. This decision to surrender your dog to a pound or shelter not be taken lightly. Staff at pounds and shelters do their best to rehouse dogs, and do find homes for most of them.
Will my cat Miss Me When I give him away?
Having direct experience with animals daily, I believe strongly based on my own observation and experience that yes, cats do miss their people when the people give them away, abandon them or die. They absolutely do.
Can you give a pet to PetSmart?
Can I Give My Cat to PetSmart? Answer: No. PetSmart is not a pet shelter, and they do not have a policy of taking in unwanted animals. If you take it there they will only refer you to your local animal shelters and turn you away.
How do I get rid of my dog I don’t want?
Make sure your dog has been to the vet recently and that you follow the vet’s recommendations. If you cannot find a home, foster arrangement, or rescue group that can take your dog, you may need to surrender your dog to the local public animal shelter or to animal control.
What do you do with a cat you don’t want?
Don’t drop them off at a shelter or vet; you are responsible for their lives, even if you don’t like them much. Find them a home. If you don’t like him put him up for adoption to a CARING animal charity which keeps the animal until adopted.
Can I give my dog away for free?
Places to Surrender Your Dog Free or Nearly Free
As a rule, shelters are typically managed and operated at the local level. Different shelters have different policies regarding surrendered dogs. Some will take any dog presented to them, without charging any fees.
Where can I take unwanted pets?
Your local animal shelters or rescue groups may offer low-cost veterinary care or training services or be able to refer you to other organizations that offer these services. Find your local shelters and rescues by visiting The Shelter Pet Project and entering your zip code.
What happens when you surrender an animal?
This means that for one reason or another the owner has had circumstances arise where they can’t keep the pet. Surrendering an animal to the shelter means owners relinquish all rights of the pet to the Humane Society of Macomb. This means that we then assume the new role as the owner of that animal.