Surrendering a Pet

A “surrendered pet” is a pet whose owner can no longer care for them due to financial, behavioral or other unforeseen barriers. When an owner surrenders a pet, they sign over ownership of the pet to GDHS so we can legally begin the process of finding the pet another home. All inquiries for intake will be assessed for level of care, behavior, and if we have available appropriate foster homes before being approved.

We do not have a physical shelter and we do not euthanize to make room for another animal. An appointment MUST be made before we can take in your animal. We cannot take in your animal for fostering unless you surrender the animal to us. GDHS understands that surrendering a pet is a very difficult decision for an owner. We want to do everything possible to help each owner determine what the best course of action is for them and their pet.

Links to required forms to be completed for a surrender are found on the top right side of this page.