Surrender an Animal to AARCS
Surrendering an animal should be the last resort for any pet guardian.
Here are some recommendations prior to surrendering your animal to a rescue or humane society:
Get advice from a trainer and have a health exam done by your veterinarian. Many behavioural issues, such as peeing outside the litter box, are often undiagnosed medical issues.
Finding pet-friendly housing can be difficult, but there are options available.
If you are not able to afford medical treatments, spay/neuter or food please consider pet insurance, ask about payment plans, or apply for assistance through one of the following resources:
In some circumstances we will accept surrendered animals, but there is no guarantee and you may be placed on a waitlist until space becomes available.
We recommend you explore the following options:
If you purchased your pet from a breeder
your first contact should be to them to see if they will take them back. A responsible breeder will assist you with any issue, or help with re-homing your pet.
Other options include:
Advertise in newspaper, online, or with local bulletins. Be responsible, ensure your pet is spayed/neutered prior to re-homing, and screen potential families thoroughly.
Should AARCS be in a position to accept your pet, a surrender fee between $50 to $100 is required.
This fee helps us cover the costs of medical treatment, spay/neuter, and housing for your pet.
To inquire about surrendering a pet to AARCS, please submit a request below.