Common Issues that Lead to Animal Surrender:
Alternate Options Available to Our Community
Animal Behavior-training, behavior counseling and spay and neuter
If the reason for your possible surrender is a behavior issue we recommend you consider the following information:
Pet Training and Best Practices Videos produced by Lollipop Farm
Cats: Litter Box Best Practices (to prevent house soiling)
Cats: How to Pet a Kitty (to help families overcome interactions that may
lead to scratching)
Dogs: How to Live with an Energetic Dog (to prevent jumping, leash biting,
Dogs: How to Housetrain your Puppy (to prevent house soiling)
Pets: Using Positive Reinforcement to Address Problem Behaviors (to help
prevent owners from using negative reinforcement with their animals)
Relocation and Housing
Finding housing that allows pets can sometimes be frustrating and costly. Try searching in local papers, online, or check with a local realtor. Asking for suggestions from a realtor does not mean you have to sign a contract. Most of these people live in the community and can be wonderful helpful neighbors.
Plan ahead and begin looking for housing that accepts pets as soon as you know you will be moving. Taking your time allows you more of a chance to consider your options. Your pet will thank you and you will find how easy it can be to move with your animal.
Personal and Family Health
Help for Seniors
Surrendering Your Animal
When all else has been considered and you believe that surrendering your animal is the best option for you and your pet, there are some options, depending on its age and size, breed, health and behavior. It is not possible to list all the shelters and rescues that might consider taking your pet, but we have named a few most used in Stanislaus. Some shelters are "open-door". They willingly accept any dog or cat surrendered. However, some of these have limited space or take pets by appointment and will humanely euthanize if they run out of space or the animal is deemed unadoptable. Please search on line for the many rescues in the area; some are all breed and some are dedicated to one breed.
Pet Surrender or Rehoming
Help for Lost or Found Pets
Missing Pet Partnership is a nonprofit organization helping missing pets and their people.