Where can I give my dog away?
Surrendering your pet to a shelter
If you are not able to find a home on your own, surrendering your pet to a humane society, animal rescue, or municipal animal shelter is a viable option.
Consider each organization’s surrender and adoption policies before you give up your dog or cat.
Is it OK to get rid of a dog?
When you choose to get a dog, it’s important to be a responsible dog owner. In addition, it’s illegal to abandon your dog in most areas under animal cruelty laws. It’s not fair to just get rid of your dog. It is your responsibility to make sure your dog is cared for properly.
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.
What do I do with a dog I don’t want?
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. Be aware that many dogs do not get adopted from these shelters and can end up being put to death.