Conditions of Surrender/Return
We only accept dogs and cats in our pet surrender program. All animals 6 months of age and older must be up to date on their rabies vaccine to be considered. All veterinary records must be sent to us via email in order for the surrender to be reviewed by our team.
We require a $10 non-refundable donation before we will process your application. This donation is tax deductible.
If your pet is formerly from Secondhand Hounds, we will refund your donation once all paperwork is submitted.
We cannot guarantee acceptance of your animal if it is not formerly from Secondhand Hounds. We do not accept non-SHH animals with the following:
- Animal aggression issues
- Human aggression issues
- Multiple bite history
- A Dangerous Dog or Potentially Dangerous Dog declaration by the county
- Severe separation anxiety
- Cat urination/defecation outside of the litter box
Please allow up to one week for a response from our team.
- Fill out the Pet Surrender/Return Application.
- After filling out the application, you will be redirected to PayPal to make the $10 non-refundable donation. This must be received before your application is processed.
- Vet records must be sent to us at email@example.com, unless if the animal is a stray and you do not have vet records.
For questions regarding the application or the surrender process, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to include Secondhand Hounds in your will to take care of your animal(s), please review and submit the Animals in Your Will Application.