We do understand that sometimes it is impossible for you to keep your pet, but we urge you to exhaust all options prior to bringing your pet here. Shelters are very stressful environments for animals.
Before you make a final decision to surrender your pet, please consider other options:
- Is there a friend or family member that would accept your pet into their home?
- Is there a rescue group that you can contact that will accept your pet?
- Please consult a veterinarian to determine if your pet has a medical condition.
- Please consult a dog trainer, or even Google for certain behavior modifications for your pet.
- Please check our Resources tab for many options that are available.
With that being said, we will accept pets from Weber County except for South Ogden and Pleasant View; they manage their owner shelters. Please familiarize yourself with our fees. PLEASE ONLY CONSIDER US AS A LAST OPTION. Relinquishments are done by appointment only. Please call 801-399-8244.
As a part of our coordinated entry process, we require that dogs surrendered into our care are up-to-date with a Bordetella preventative (kennel cough) by our shelter staff or recently vaccinated by your veterinarian and given a minimum of three days to develop immunity to illness. This process frees up much needed space in our facility and helps mitigate the spread of disease by ensuring animals arrive with bolstered immune systems. If your dog has had a Bordetella preventative within the last year, please bring documentation along with you as proof as well as any other vaccines they may have received. If not, you will need to plan on bringing your dog to the shelter three days before his/her appointment and our staff will give them one. You will then take your dog home until your appointment.
When you attend your return appointment three days later (if applicable), please plan to stay 1 hour. This will give our staff time to evaluate your dog and ask any questions that may arise. Our staff will let you know if your dog qualifies for our adoption or rescue programs so you can make an informed final decision.
What will happen to your pet after surrender?
Your pet will be considered for adoption and rescue candidacy. We CANNOT guarantee the outcome of any animal surrendered and we do humanely euthanize if the pet isn’t a candidate for our adoption or rescue programs. This is our last option, but it is a real possibility.