Pet Surrender

How to Surrender Your Pet

If you are no longer able to care for your pet or if you have found a stray that you cannot keep, we accept “surrenders” between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, seven days a week, at our Intake Department located on the lower level of our shelter. Please park in the covered parking garage.

Due to limited space and resources, we cannot guarantee that every surrender will be accepted. To inquire about surrendering a pet, please fill out the form below, and an intake coordinator will reach out to you. For additional assistance, please call or email at: 813.876.7138 ext. 0 or

Pet Rehoming

If you need to rehome your pet and we are unable to take them in due to limited space, we encourage you to use Rehome by Adopt-A-Pet and the Petco Foundation.

This life-saving tool will help you find a suitable home for your pet while supporting our homeless pets through an adoption fee donation. Get started:


Pet Surrender Application

Please fill out the following application. An intake coordinator will respond back within 24 hours to your inquiry.

    Species or type of animal?


    Spayed or neutered?

    What day are you looking to surrender?

    How long has this pet been in your care?

    Why do you need need to re-home this pet?

    List any past or present health problems or medical conditions

    Does your pet live with children?

    If yes, what ages?

    Does your pet live with other animals?

    If yes, what kinds?

    Does your pet display any of the following behavior or temperament problems? Check all that apply:

    How does your animal react to strangers?

    Describe your pet's personality

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