We understand that sometimes life's circumstances make caring for a pet difficult. Before surrendering your pet to a rescue or shelter, please consider some other options:
If you are having trouble caring for your pet's day to day needs, or if your pet has a medical need you cannot afford, please look at the Kobi Center information.
Many behavior problems can be easily fixed with the help of a trainer and some consistency and reinforcement on the part of the owner. Many trainers will do a free evaluation. Several local shelters also offer free behavior help lines. Please consider this option before surrendering. Also consider whether a behavior change may be the result of an undiagnosed medical problem.
If you are unable to take your dog for walks anymore, please see if your dog is willing to switch to pee pads or if there is a neighbor, friend, relative or professional dog walker that can take over that task for you. Chesed can grant community service hours to high school students that can take on this responsibility.
And please explore the possibility of a family member caring for your dog so that your dog can be with someone it already knows and trusts and can still visit with you.
If you still feel you must surrender your dog, please submit an application HERE. Note that we cannot take bully breeds due to insurance rules and that we rarely have foster homes available for dogs over 20 pounds. Please also be aware that submitting an application is only a request to surrender and we cannot take every pet that is referred to us.