Surrendering A Pet For Re-Homing
If you are needing to surrender your pet, please read below
Steps to Surrendering Your Pet
1) Please call 605-338-4441 to make an appointment.
To make sure we are prepared for your pet's arrival, and have the proper space for your pet,
appointments are required for surrendering your pet.
If you have multiple animals to surrender,
we ask for a maximum of 4 animals to be brought in at one time from a single family.
2) Arrive at your appointment 5 minutes early. Please bring your photo ID.
All cats should be in carriers, and dogs should be leashed or in carriers.
If you do not have either of those, see the front desk before bringing your pet into the lobby.
There are no other required documents, but we do welcome any and all information you have on your pet
including veterinary records. If you do not have the records, it is not a problem.
If you're able to, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page for us to know as much information about your pet as possible.
If you have multiple animals to surrender, we ask for a maximum of 4 animals to be brought in at one time from a single family.
3) If you're able to donate, we ask for a donation to help care for the pets, but this is also not required.
We generally ask for a $30 free-will donation, and $10 for each additional animal.
4) Once you surrender your pet, we cannot give you any updates on the animal.
There is a 90-day wait period before you are able to adopt from SFAHS again.
We are an open admission shelter and are able to take in animals no matter the reason or circumstance. When you come in to surrender a pet, one of our adoption counselors will sit down with you so they can learn all about your pet such as likes, dislikes, and what they are used to at your home. Please try to have as much information as you can! The more information we have, the easier it is for us to find the best fitting home for them.
Appointments are required for those re-homing their pets
**If you are considering re-homing your pet, please call 605-338-4441 to make an appointment to do so.
This will ensure we are prepared for the pet's arrival and you should have little to no wait time once you arrive.
Optional: Below is the form you may fill out ahead of time if you wish to surrender your pet.
ANIMAL PROFILE FOR SURRENDER
If you have any other questions, feel free to call our adoption center at 605-338-4441
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org