Providence Animal Center is a lifesaving organization, which means every pet accepted into our Adoption Program is given an opportunity to find a new home, no matter how long it takes. Because of this, we can only accept pets by appointment and as our space and resources allow. Before making the decision to surrender your pet, please consider all of your options.
If you are looking to surrender your dog or cat because you cannot have pets where you live, we recommend looking into alternative arrangements and doing further research to find housing that accepts pets. Here is a document that may be of assistance in helping you find pet-friendly housing within Delaware County. The following rental property search agents can also assist you in finding pet-friendly housing within Delaware County: Zillow & Trulia. Search national pet-friendly rental properties. If you need further assistance from a realtor to find a rental property that allows pets, please contact us for a referral.
If your pet is having medical problems, please call our veterinary department at 610-566-1370 x3 to hear about our high-quality, low-cost veterinary services.
If you are considering a pet surrender for behavior reasons, please visit our Behavioral Resources page for free information and tips to improve your pet’s behavior and for a list of local behavior experts you can hire for a reasonable rate.
If you are considering re-homing your pet, here are some suggestions on how to do so.
Many behavior problems can be improved by having your pet spayed or neutered. Visit our Vet Services page for more information about our low-cost spay/neuter services.
If you have exhausted all your options and feel you must surrender your pet, please fill out the appropriate form below, but please keep in mind:
- We only accept dogs and cats for adoption at our lifesaving center as our space and resources allow and only by appointment. If you must find placement immediately for your pet, please contact your local open access, animal control facility.
- We are currently undergoing construction at our Center, which is very space restrictive; for that reason, we are not currently accepting dogs weighing over 45 pounds.
- Once an appointment is scheduled by one of our Customer Care Associates, at your scheduled appointment, please be prepared to surrender by bringing all papers relevant to your pet's history, including medical records. Having your pet spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccines prior to acceptance into our facility increases the chance that we will be able to accept your pet at the scheduled appointment.
- Because we are a lifesaving organization, your pet will be given every opportunity to find a new home, no matter how long it takes. Top quality medical care and behavior training will be provided to your pet along with an endless amount of love from our staff and volunteers; therefore, we ask you pay a lifesaving fee to help with the care of your pet while they wait for a new home at our facility. Additional fees may be required, depending on your pet’s medical and behavioral history.
- Due to the overwhelming number of homes wanting to surrender cats, we are only able to accept friendly and healthy cats that:
– Are spayed/neutered
– Have been vaccinated for rabies, distemper and feline bordetella
– Are FeLV and FIV negative, having a test done within the last 3-6 month
– Have a wellness check indicating the cat is healthy, also done within the last 3-6 months
These services can be provided through our low-cost Wellness Clinic or through your private veterinarian. Proof of the above procedures will be required to be added to the surrender waiting list. For dogs, getting your dog up-to-date on vaccines and spayed/neutered will get you priority on the surrender waiting list, but is not required.
It can take up to 7 days to receive a follow-up call once a surrender form has been submitted.