Surrendering your pet

The choice to surrender a dog isn’t an easy one and should never be taken lightly.

If you adopted your dog from a shelter, rescue, or purchased him from a breeder, your signed contract may require that you return him there should you need to relinquish ownership. If so, abide by this agreement. Some owners prefer to personally rehome their dog, and should do so responsibly. Rehoming a dog takes planning, patience, and effort. Finding the ideal family can take weeks to months of hard work. Spaying, neutering, and updating vaccinations prior to rehoming can make your pet more adoptable. Thoroughly interview any potential adopter to determine the best match. 

Can we help?

Our rescue receives an enormous number of surrender requests daily. We want you to be able to keep your pet and will help you find solutions if at all possible. If all solutions are exhausted, we may able to take your dog with certain guidelines. We must have a foster home available for your dog. This means the foster home available is suited for the needs of your dog. For example:


* Your dog is not dog/cat friendly, a foster home with no dogs/cats would be needed.

* Your dog has special needs such as medical or behavioral, we would need a foster suited     to take care of the needs. 

* Your dog has a bite history or has been aggressive towards people, we will not place it in       a foster home. 

Is your pet displaying unwanted behaviors? Instead of rehoming we can suggest some training options or help with certain behaviors.

Maybe the solution is just getting some help with a medical need, heartworm treatment, or spay/neuter. If we have available funds, we may be able to help with these needs. Please use the form on the Contact Us page to let us know what your need is. 

When you surrender your dog to Rudy's Rescue, an Owner Surrender form must be filled out and signed legally releasing ownership of your dog. A donation would help provide for the cost of food and medical needs for your dog while in our care.