Reach out to local rescues, animal shelters, trainers, veterinarians (anyone who will listen) and tell them your reasons for why you can’t keep your dog and ask for their advice or assistance.
If you are having financial hardships, there are organizations who will help you with dog food and medical care.
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 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.
How much does it cost to surrender a dog to the Rspca?
Each pet that is surrendered to the RSPCA costs about $25/day to care for and the surrender portal have saved the RSPCA an estimated $800,000 in animal care costs.
Do dogs feel abandoned when rehomed?
The good news is that rehomed and adopted dogs adjust quickly to their new environments. Dogs adapt because they live in the moment, and they’re survivors. The bad news is that the pain, guilt, and grief you feel about rehoming your dog won’t easily go away.
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.
How do I give up my 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.