Surrender a Pet

Surrendering a pet is never an easy decision to make. It’s also not the kind of decision anyone would want to regret. That’s why we recommend addressing the issue that is causing the need to give up the pet before making that decision. Is it because the pet is misbehaving? Often times pet behavior training can correct problems that are otherwise considered uncorrectable. Is because of an allergy? Talk to a doctor or allergist—there are lots of new medications that can treat pet allergies. A new baby in the home they can be best friend once they get use to each other.

Once you’ve decided that there are no other solutions, and have made the decision to find a new home for your pet, there are several options to consider. What type of home would work best…

Woodstock Animal Foundation is limited admission organization. Since we do not euthanize animals to make room for others, our space is almost always at or above capacity. All our rescues we take in are in foster homes which are limited. Therefore, we cannot accept walk-ins or drop-offs; pets are admitted by appointment only. If you can no longer care for your pet, have attempted to rehome your pet on your own and would like to discuss the possibilities of surrendering it to Woodstock Animal Foundation for adoption, please email pictures, personality traits, what medical vetting has been done (are they up to date on shots?), any known medical issues, bad habits or behavior. Please be very honest as it helps us make the right choice for a new forever home. Email us at: