Rehome Your Pet

There are times when owners can no longer care for their animal. Living situations, financial strain, and changing health may cause one to consider this difficult decision.

Grapevine Animal Services accepts animals from residents of the City of Grapevine wishing to relinquish ownership of their pet. We encourage you to call our staff and speak about your individual situation BEFORE giving up your companion.  Some things to consider are:

--Working with an animal behaviorist if the reason for surrender is a behavior concern
--If you adopted the animal from another shelter or rescue organization, your contract may require you to return the animal to that group
--If you are surrendering your animal for advanced age or severe medical conditions, it may be better to speak with your veterinarian first about quality of life options

WHAT DO I NEED WHEN SURRENDERING?
--Proof of current City of Grapevine residency with photo ID (you must be 18 years or older)
--Completed dog or cat surrender form.  You may complete this ahead of time by downloading or when you come to the shelter
--Your pet's vaccination and medical records
--Anything you wish for your pet to keep for comfort such as a favorite toy or blanket as well as any medications that your pet is currently on

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PET UPON INTAKE TO THE SHELTER?
Animals that have been relinquished to Grapevine Animal Services will be evaluated on an individual basis for the suitability of that animal for our adoption program.  The evaluation is based on the animal's medical and behavioral well-being.  Some animals may not be appropriate for our adoption program, but may be transferred to a placement partner, such as another shelter or rescue group, for additional resources.  Some animals may not be able to be placed internally or externally and would be humanely euthanized.