Surrendering a Pet

surrender a pet

No longer able to care for your dog or cat?

Surrendering a pet can be a very hard decision and an emotional experience. We understand that there are times when you are not able to keep your pet. Our priority is always to work with you in the best interest of the animals and trying to keep families together. It is with a heavy heart that we accept a surrendered pet to our shelter. (If feeding your pet is an issue, please contact us about our Pet Food Bank as an alternative to surrendering.)

How do I begin the surrender process?

Please complete the forms below. When space permits, we can accept surrenders and strays. We are only able to accept dogs and cats. Someone will be in touch after receiving your completed form. If you would like to reach out to our surrender coordinator, you can reach them at surrender@humanesocietyofmacomb.org.

Surrender Profiles are the first step for pet owners to fill out to BE CONSIDERED as a possible candidate to surrender a pet to us. Our Surrender Coordinator will need to contact you to discuss surrender options and whether your pet qualifies for our adoption program. If an animal qualifies, a surrender appointment will be scheduled. If an animal doesn’t qualify, we will try to provide alternative options.

What if the shelter is unable to accept your surrendered pet?

We are interested in keeping your pet with you, if at all possible. We can provide you with information to help your personal situation. If there is no way for you to keep your pet, we can provide a list of rescue groups and other shelters that may be able to accept your surrender.

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Please note that the rehoming service from Adopt-a-Pet is not associated with the Humane Society of Macomb and we cannot guarantee or warranty any results. This link is here as a resource to help you find a solution to surrendering.