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Surrendering Your Pet

Surrendering your pet to a shelter is a big decision that will significantly change your pet’s life.
If you are dealing with behavioral issues, please contact a trainer. Most behavioral issues can be resolved.
If you must re-home, please attempt other resources first, especially friends or family who you know will provide a good home for your furry family member.

If you have exhausted other resources, here is what you need to know about our shelter:

  • We are a no-kill rescue, and we generally operate at capacity.
  • We can take in animals ONLY when we have space available.
  • We are set up for communal living, so pets must be up to date on vaccines and healthy before we can take them in. We cannot take in animals without health history, for the sake of the health of the animals already at our facility.
  • We cannot take in strays through our surrender program.
  • There will be a wait for us to be able to accept your pet, as room in the shelter becomes available. Patience is required.
  • We require a donation when we take in your pet, in order to provide care and veterinary visits. We are a non-profit shelter that does not receive funding from any source besides community donations.

In order to begin the surrender process, please fill out the following form fully.

Canine Surrender Form
Feline Surrender Form

Please send pictures of your pet along with these completed forms. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

What we do to make sure our animals go to FOREVER Homes

Surrender decisions should not be spur-of-the-moment and cannot be “same day” decisions for the Stafford SPCA.
If you must surrender your pet immediately, please seek out other shelters and rescues in the area through this link.

Please click on the button above to help us take some items off of our “Wishlist” by donating the items to the Staford SPCA.

Our Mission...

We are committed to caring for animals in need, educating the community, and raising awareness of the importance of putting a stop to animal cruelty and abandonment.

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