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Are you facing unexpected challenges with your dog that you don’t feel you’re able to mitigate on your own? Have you had a major life change that is preventing you from adequately caring for your dog? Have you tried everything you can to keep your dog with you, but don’t feel it is a viable option anymore? If any of these things sound like you, we’re here to help! Please read below for information on how to surrender a dog.

Information on Surrendering a Dog

First and foremost, we hope that owners have done everything possible to try to keep their dog in the best place possible – their own home. Once all resources have been exhausted – obedience training, behavioural interventions, food bank supplies, etc., if you still don’t feel like you can adequately care for your pet, we will do our best to help you.

Intake of owner surrender dogs is done as space is available in our shelter. If space is not available, we will be happy to provide re-homing assistance at no cost to you, provided you keep the dog in your care until a suitable home is found.

If space is available in our shelter and you are unable to house your dog until a suitable home is found, we will likely require a surrender fee in order to help care for your dog until they find their forever home. Fees (if applicable) vary depending on the length of time we anticipate having your dog in our care. If potential surrender fees are preventing you from surrendering your pet, please contact us to discuss potential arrangements.

Costs Associated with Surrendering a Dog

To give you an idea of the cost associated with supporting your pet while at CARES K9 Adoption Option, we have provided a list of potential treatments that might be required prior to their adoption into a new home:

  • Daily Care: $18/day
  • Veterinary Wellness Visit and Exam: $85
  • Spaying or Neutering: $475
  • 5-Way Vaccinations: $105 x 2
  • Rabies Vaccination: $105
  • Visit to the Groomer: $85
  • Flea/Tick Treatment/External Parasites: $180
  • Microchip/ Tattoo: $105
  • Internal Parasite Treatments:  $90
  • Dental Scaling: $500
  • Extractions: $600

If you have any questions regarding surrendering your dog, please email us at surrender@caresk9.com.
If you have exhausted all possible resources and need to surrender your dog, please fill out the Surrender Form below.

Surrender Form

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