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Thank you for seeking out our rescue program to re-home your dog into another loving home. We understand that this is a difficult decision that you are making, and we will try our best to make this process and transition happen as smooth as possible.

Certainly placing your dog through our, or any rescue program, is the most loving and humane act you can do for your dog in the event that you can no longer care for him or her. It shows a high degree of responsibility on your part, instead of just "dumping" your dog off at a local shelter, and creating a lot of painful stress and confusion for your dog.

We have 3 options available to you:

1. If we have the ability to accept your pet into our sanctuary, you can place your pet in our custody with the possibility to have it adopted out.

2. Allow us to have it transported to other no kill facilities (if it is under 5 years of age.)

3. Join our Lifetime Care Program, so it could stay at our sanctuary as long as it remains healthy and in good spirit.Veterinarian's advise would be consulted, if it becomes ill and has no more quality of life.  ~Click HERE to learn more about our Lifetime Care Program~

Below is the 3 step process that you will need to follow if you feel you can no longer keep your dog. Please read the process carefully, and follow it completely.

Please don't be deterred by the length of the below process. Much of the below text is for information purposes, and will ensure the quickest, and most successful placement possible for your dog.

Dog Surrender Process

1. Contact us
Contact Us FIRST to make sure we will be able to take your dog into our program.

2. Complete below on-line forms.

If the rescue volunteer believes that your dog is able to be placed through our program, you will need to complete the  online forms shown below. Please Note, that sending these forms to us does not constitute a legal transfer of ownership of your dog to us.

These forms are:
The Online Dog Profile Form (see below)
The Dog Surrender Release Agreement   [Adobe PDF, requires Acrobat Reader]

3. Make arrangements with us to meet and finalize the surrendering of your dog.
We are a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) No-Kill Animal Rescue Organization
Dog's Name
Date of Birth (if known) or Approx. Age
Your Name
City, State, Zip
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Email Address
Why is this dog brought in for adoption?
What is the name of the food this dog is eating?
Are you bringing any of this food with you?
How often do you feed this dog, and how much?
Does this dog have any special dietary needs or medical needs?

If yes, please explain:

Is this dog housebroken?

Additional Comment:

Does this dog use a doggie door?
If no doggie door, how does this dog tell you that he/she needs to go out?
Is this dog crate trained?
If yes, how many hours at a time?
Is this dog destructive in the house, and if yes, in what way?

Does this dog have any bad habits? Chewing


Jumping on people

Jumping over fence

Crawling under fence

Excessive Barking

Other:  Explain:



Does this dog...

Walk on a leash?    Additional Comments:

Know the sit command?   Additional Comments:

Know the stay command?   Additional comments:

Any other commands or "skills"?


What is this dog's favorite game or toy?
Are you be bringing any of the toys with you?
Where is this dog kept during the day?
Where is this dog kept during the night?


Has this dog been around ...

and describe this dog behaves around each of them?

  Other Dogs / Describe behavior:

  Cats /  Describe behavior:

  Men / Describe behavior:

Woman / Describe behavior:

Children, and ages of children:

Describe behavior:


Has this dog ever bitten anyone?

If yes, please explain what happened:


Is this dog afraid of anything?

If yes, please explain:


How would you best describe this dog?

(Check all that applies)

Easy Going









Additional Info:


Please provide us with your veterinarian contact information: Vet / Clinic's Name

Vet's Full Address:

Vet's Phone Number:

Please provide us with any other information you can give about your dog that will help him/her find another home..

(There is no text imitation so type as much as necessary)


To Validate Human entry of this form, please answer the following question:

Is the picture below a dog, cat, or fish?



Dog Personality Profile
Please complete this form with as much detail as possible.  The text boxes have an unlimited text space, so just keep on typing if you feel necessary.