Surrendering Your Pet

Please read this information carefully.

We understand that giving up your dog is a very difficult decision. If you are considering such a thing you must be facing some hardship or struggles. We will do our best to help your dog but we ask for your honesty as to why your dog needs a new home. We also need you to be honest about your dog – please let us know about any health or behaviour issues.

We are a small group of dedicated volunteers that work hard to find safe and loving homes for dogs. It is difficult to say exactly how long it will take to re-home your dog. Some adoptions happen very quickly while others take longer. Our adoption process is thorough and takes time. Potential adopters are interviewed, references are checked, and we complete a home visit. Once applicants are approved, we then allow them to meet the dog. We ask for your patience and understanding. It is in your dog’s best interest that we find adopters that are qualified to provide a wonderful home.

We do not have a shelter or kennel for the dogs in our program. We have volunteer foster homes that care for our dogs. Most of our foster homes are in the Toronto area. If you have a specific timeline, we need to know.

If you change your mind about giving up your dog or if you find a home on your own please be considerate and notify us immediately. That will enable us to focus our energies on dogs that need our help. If you find an adopter on your own, please ask us to interview them. If they do not want to be interviewed you should be concerned. If they do not want you to come to their home again, you should be concerned.

We charge an adoption fee for our dogs. Adoption fees help cover the cost of our vet bills and foster care expenses.

Please see the following website to read about the dangers in giving your dog away for free:

www.pawswithheart.com/free_to_good_home.htm

Please fill out the surrender form about your dog. Be honest and accurate. We need to find a home that will match your dog’s unique personality and needs. This information will help us write an accurate description about your dog.

Download Surrender Form

Once we receive your surrender form, you will be contacted by phone or email to confirm the information. We will also need a few current photos of your dog. We will post your dog’s photo and description on our Petfinder page and our Facebook page. To view our dogs listing, visit the Our Dogs page.