An owner surrender includes animals in households where the owner can no longer care for the pet, as well as stray or abandoned pets. Although we’d love to help every animal in need, due to our limited number of foster homes we accept a minimal number of owner-surrendered animals into our foster program.

In addition, Pet Haven is unable to accept animals with the following behaviors:

  • Human aggression tendencies
  • Multiple bite history
  • Severe separation anxiety
  • Cat urination outside of the litter box

If you would like more information on surrendering an animal, please review our process below:

Owner Surrender Process

  1. First, complete Pet Haven’s Intake Questionnaire (click here for dogs, and here for cats). Please note: Submitting this form does not guarantee that Pet Haven will be able to take the animal.
  • Animals MUST be up to date on vaccinations.
  • Dogs MUST be spayed/neutered prior to surrender.
  • Dogs must test negative for heartworm.
  1.  Pet Haven will review the Intake Questionnaire and respond via email within 3 business days.
  2. If surrendering a dog, Pet Haven requires that we assess the dog’s behavior and temperament prior to accepting a dog into our foster program.
  3. If intake is approved, you will be required to sign a release agreement. We also request a donation of $40.
  4. Upon signing the release agreement, Pet Haven takes ownership of the animal, and then places the animal in a Pet Haven foster home.

More information

Are you looking for help?  Click here for advice on pet behavior and training.

If you have an animal who requires immediate placement, please contact the following shelters: