Helping you keep your pet
Many of the issues you are facing with your pet can be resolved. Please read the information we provide regarding both dog and cat behavior issues and how to resolve them, as well as any information you may need regarding moving with your pet.
If you don’t find information on how to help your pet fit into your life, give us a call at (916) 504-2851 and we’ll help you consider your options. There are many local resources available to you.
If you decide to surrender your pet
We will do our best to find your pet a new home. Each animal that comes into our care is evaluated for both health and behavior. The results of these evaluations help us to determine the best course for your pet, whether that is placing them for adoption or with one of our rescue partners who can provide them sanctuary and/or rehabilitation.
Despite our best efforts, the unfortunate truth is that some animals cannot be placed due to untreatable behavior and medical issues, and housing them at our shelter indefinitely would increase disease and illness. Because of this, humane euthanasia may be necessary.
Unfortunately, because we care for more than 11,000 animals each year we are unable to provide outcome results for individual animals.
1. Know that we do not accept dangerous animals. Please contact your local animal control agency for assistance.
2. Please print and fill out the respective surrender form and bring it with you when you surrender your animal. We accept animals during regular business hours. Please arrive by 5:30 p.m. to leave time for processing of your paperwork.
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3. Be prepared to pay the required $35 surrender fee per animal; $80 total for three animals or more.
We are a private, independent nonprofit organization relying solely on donations to fund our operations. We do not receive any local, state or federal government funding, nor are we a subsidiary of any national animal welfare organization.
On average, it costs us $35 to care for just one animal for one day. The nominal surrender fee we require will help us to care for your pet.