Surrendering A Pet
Before making the decision to surrender your pet, we encourage you to consider all of your options. See below for helpful tips! When contacting us, we can also give you other resources/options, should you want them. We pride ourselves on serving as a resource for you and being as helpful as possible during this difficult process. There is no fee to re-home your pet but donations are always appreciated 🙂
Surrendering Your Pet to the Shelter
If you choose to bring your pet into the Shelter to have us re-home him or her, we ask that you please contact us ahead of time.
To begin the surrender process, call us at (781) 544-4533 X 302, e-mail a photo and any information about your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org if possible, or fill out a surrender questionnaire online if possible (Dog Surrender Questionnaire | Cat Surrender Questionnaire). We will respond to surrender phone calls, emails and questionnaires within 48 hours.
Common reasons for surrendering pets:
If you’re experiencing behavioral problems with your pet that you feel will require you to surrender it, please check out some of these wonderful resources for possible solutions.
Local Certified Pet Dog Trainers: For a complete list, go to www.ccpdt.org
Trouble Affording Your Pets
If you’re having a hard time affording care, food, supplies, etc., for your pets, here are some resources that may be useful.
Banfield Animal Hospital (affiliated with PetSmart)
LuvMyPet (low cost veterinary care offered through PetCo)
Renting With Pets (HSUS)
Some landlords and/or insurance companies may be more likely to work with your dog if they have earned their Canine Good Citizen certification. For a list of trainers who can help you with getting your dog certified, click here.
New Baby On The Way
If you’re expecting or have recently welcomed a new baby into your family, the HSUS has a very helpful article on ways to make the transition easier on everyone.
Re-homing Your Pet on Your Own
If your only option is to re-home your pet and we are unable to help you, here are some tips on how to do it yourself.