Caring for and training your new pet

Surrender an Animal

when you can no longer care for your pet

There are times when, unfortunately, you can no longer care for you pet. Before surrendering your pet to our shelter, please take the time to explore all options. Whether this means taking your dog to a trainer, participating in financial aid programs for pets, or entering your pet into a temporary foster program, our goal is to keep each animal with their loving owners.

Alternatives to surrendering a dog. Alternatives to surrendering a cat.

The Process

Schedule an appointment. This will help us ensure a smooth transition process. We know that this can be a traumatic experience, and our staff will try to be empathetic.

Fill out the appropriate surrendering form. The more information we have about your pet, the better we can care for him and hopefully find him a new home.

Make the surrendering donation. Since we will be taking over the care of your surrendered pet, we will require a small donation.

Eau Claire County residents:
Adult animal (unaltered)*
Adult animal (altered)*
Young animal (under 6 mo)


$50
$30
$20

All other county residents:
Adult animal (unaltered)*
Adult animal (altered)*
Young animal (under 6 mo)


$70
$50
$30

*With written proof of up-to-date rabies, bordetella, and distemper vaccinations, and alter if applicable. Add $5 per vaccine if not up-to-date.

Download the dog surrender form. Download the cat surrender form.