Animal admissions

Animal admissions

Surrender your pet

Animal Humane Society has an open admission philosophy, which means we accept every animal regardless of health, age, breed or temperament that is surrendered to us. Let's work together to ensure the best possible solution for you and your pet.

Found a stray?

Our five metro-area shelters provide us with the best opportunity to place stray animals that are not reunited with their owners into new homes.

Alternatives to surrendering your pet

Alternatives to surrendering your pet

We at Animal Humane Society may be able to help you keep your pet at home or there may be alternative re-homing options available to you. Please consider the following alternatives before surrendering your pet.

Why are you considering surrendering your pet?

Surrender forms and fees

Surrender forms and fees

Surrender forms

Pet profile forms and veterinary records are critical to our evaluation process. The more we know about your pet, the better we're able to place him or her into a new home.

Please bring the appropriate completed form to your appointment.

Required form  Fee**
Canine profile $50 each, $85 for litters of two or more puppies
Feline profile $50 each, $85 for litters of two or more kittens
Rabbit profile $30 each, $45 for litters of two or more bunnies
Ferrets, chinchillas*  $30 each
Other small animals and birds* $10 each


* A profile form is not required for ferrets, chinchillas, other small animals and birds.

** Animal Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. We are also not affiliated with any national humane organizations.

Fees

The cost to care for and re-home pets can be in the hundreds of dollars for each animal that comes into our care. AHS asks for a surrender fee to help subsidize this cost. The fee is non-refundable and is not dependant on the outcome you choose for your pet after its evaluation.

Surrender appointment process

Surrender appointment process

Our goal is to find a happy home for every healthy and treatable animal. We can achieve this by knowing more about the animals that come into our care.

If you’re surrendering a litter of kittens, please learn more about our Kitten Support Project before calling. Click here for information on bringing in wildlife.

Appointment process

  1. Call (763) 412-4969 to schedule an appointment to surrender your pet to Animal Humane Society.
     
  2. Complete and print out the required corresponding surrender form and bring it and a copy of your pet’s veterinary records with you to your appointment.
     
  3. Your appointment will take approximately 30-45 minutes and will include a health exam and behavior evaluation of your pet. Your pet's placement in our adoption centers is based on a variety of factors, foremost of which are the results of the exam and evaluation which will be shared with you.
     
  4. After all information about your pet has been gathered and the animal evaluation completed, we will discuss your options with you so you can make the best decision for your pet.

If your animal has bitten or broken skin in the last 10 days, please contact your local animal control agency.

Animal Humane Society is an open-admission organization that accepts all animals. As a result, not all animals are able to be placed for adoption and humane euthanasia may be considered in some cases.

Surrender your pet

Surrender your pet

Let's work together to ensure the best possible solution for you and your pet.

Alternatives to surrendering your pet

We may be able to help you keep your pet at home or there may be alternative re-homing options available to you.

Kitten Support Project: Help us Help More Kittens

Kitten Support Project: Help us Help More Kittens

If you are considering surrendering kittens or a mother with kittens less than 8 weeks of age, please read the information below before bringing them to Animal Humane Society.

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