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Surrendering A Pet

We understand that a wide variety of reasons might lead someone to consider surrendering a pet. We hold no judgement toward those facing this choice, however our highest priorities are to keep pets with their families whenever possible, and to keep animals out of the shelter. For this reason we've collected a number of resources to help you keep your pet at home. Most are focused on meeting needs - financial, medical, and behavioral. The rest are focused on rehoming the pet yourself, keeping them out of the shelter while you find them a new home. Click through to view the resources, and feel free to contact the shelter with any questions.

Submission of the form is required to be scheduled for a surrender appointment, but submission of this form does not guarantee a scheduled appointment. Following submission of this form, a member of our team will reach out to you. Our team is working diligently to meet your needs, but it could take up to 72 hours before someone reaches out. We will attempt to reach you twice before your application is removed from our database. 

Unfortunately, both shelters are completely FULL. We are not accepting physical drop offs at this time. However, we are able to help immediately through intake-to-foster! 

Please Note: RGVHS cannot guarantee the outcome for any surrendered pet. RGVHS cannot provide updates or holds for surrendered pets. Surrendered pets do not have a hold period and are considered to be in RGVHS custody upon intake. Owners interested in reclaiming a surrendered pet must follow the standard adoption process. 

Harlingen Location

Mission Location

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