Dog Surrender Inquiry Form

Animal Aid accepts owner-surrendered dogs* on a case-by-case basis, as our space for rescue dogs is limited to what foster homes we have available. Depending on why you are considering rehoming your animal, you may find some of the resources in our Rehoming Packet or Veterinary and Financial Services Packet helpful, as these outline alternatives to rehoming and assistance available within the community.

We understand that giving up a beloved pet may become the only option for some families, and when our capacity allows us to do so, we would like to assist the community in providing a smooth rehoming process for you and your dog(s) during this emotional decision. In order to do so, our surrender inquiry process can take a little bit longer than your standard shelter surrender. Animal Aid does not put our dogs in cages, crates, or runs. Instead, we provide all of our dogs with a safe, comfortable, and loving foster home while we search and vet through applications to find their new forever home. 

Animal Aid wants to set each and every dog up for success from the first day in their foster homes, so before filling out the application below, please be prepared to provide us the following:

1) Any/all medical records (e.g., spay/neuter and vaccination history). 

2) Any/all behavior history, training, and/or modifications (e.g., resource guarding, mouthiness, reactivity, housetraining, separation anxiety, behavior in the car, behaviors with children, other animals, males, females, etc.)

3) The dog’s diet and any allergies.

4) The dog’s daily routine.

5) Favorite toys, treats, exercises, games, etc.

6) A photo of the dog, if possible.

Animal Aid cannot currently take in any dogs with a bite history or severe aggression towards strangers.

Once we have your application, Animal Aid will review it as soon as possible. If we do not have an appropriate foster home available, we’ll let you know right away so you can pursue other options. If we think we can help, we’ll reach out to you with any additional questions and for a more detailed conversation. Finally, we will set up a meeting with you, your dog(s), and the prospective foster family to ensure the foster is able to safely care for the dog. Please note: The surrender process is not complete until all of the criteria above has been discussed with an Animal Aid representative and the animal has been legally signed into Animal Aid’s care.

*If you encounter any issue filling out this form, or if you are reaching out to us about a dog you adopted through Animal Aid, please email rescue@animalaidpdx.org

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