Steps to Surrendering a Pet
1. Exhaust every alternative option.
If you adopted your pet from another shelter, private
adoption or from a rescue group, regardless of what state or county you reside,
please contact that organization to see if they will accept the pet back into
their program. Most organizations require that you return the pet to them if you
can no longer keep them.
2. Complete the necessary paperwork.
If you are a
resident of Forsyth County, please thoroughly complete the Owner
Surrender Background Form and Owner
Surrender Release and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete
questionnaires will not be accepted and will be sent back to
you for completion. Be as thorough as possible while filling out this
questionnaire. We ask these questions regarding your pet’s exposure and
tolerance to a variety of people, animals and situations so we can attempt to
find the best placement possible. We also ask that you provide any veterinary
records and current medications your animal may be receiving at this time.
3. Make an appointment and pay surrender fee.
completed questionnaire is received, an admission specialist will contact you
to schedule an intake appointment and answer any questions you may have. There
is a $60 surrender fee per animal that must be paid at time of