Surrender Policy

Patriots for Pets Rescue and Shelter, will take owner surrenders when the following criteria are met:


Our owner surrender form must be filled out and signed by the person who owns the dog.


If the dog is spayed/neutered, current on rabies vaccinations and heart worm negative. If these things are done there is no fee to surrender an animal if we are able to take it.


If any of the above is not complete we may require a surrender donation to help cover the medical expenses which will be incurred.


Vet records must accompany the dog’s surrender paperwork, or alternatively information on where to locate vet records must be given to us so we can verify the information prior to taking the animal into our care.


Should a dog that has been surrendered by it’s owner, not pass a temperament test, we will contact the owner. That person will have the option of either having us return the dog to him/her or having us find other placement outside our rescue for the dog.


If you have to surrender a litter of puppies or kittens, we would highly recommend that you allow us to keep the nursing mother until the puppies or kittens are weaned. The puppies/kittens have a better chance of survival if we have the nursing mother. The mother will be returned to the owner, if desired, once the puppies/kittens are weaned and the mother has been spayed to avoid future unwanted litters.


We are a no-kill facility, however, we do not rehome animals that are deemed vicious or dangerous to the public.   If a dog is surrendered to us that is deemed to be a danger the owner will be contacted to be reclaimed.


We do not take feral cats under any circumstances.

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