There are times when it becomes necessary to surrender a pet. Your pet's best interest is our mission. Please help us accomplish our goals by considering the following:
- Have you taken steps to try to place the dog yourself? You can ask friends or relatives, place ads in local papers, on Craigslist, or at a local pet stores? You can also check with your vet. Another possibility that has worked for some pet owners is to temporarily board your animal, if the situation you are facing can be resolved in a short time frame.
- Are you considering surrendering your pet because of a change in your life situation and you feel you are unable to cope? Life changes like a new baby, or another new pet, a new job or new working hours, a move, or a health issue are taxing for adults, physically, emotionally and time-wise. Pets are much like children at these times - they sense our anxiety and they need more attention than usual, just at when our energies are most limited.
To surrender a dog, contact Christine @ 281-259-6267 or fill out our contact form and we'll get back to you right away.
Here are our guidelines:
- A cash donation is requested, especially if your dog is not up-to-date on shots, heartworm prevention, flea prevention, or is not spayed or neutered, or de-wormed. All these items will need to be done prior to placement of the dog in a new home, and our funds are limited, so we will ask for whatever help you can provide in accomplishing this.
- Remember to donate your pet related items. Things like a blanket or toy with a familiar smell could be very comforting to your pet. Other items like food, flea treatment, leashes, etc, can be used by St Bernard rescue or passed on to adoptive families who can use them.
- When surrendering your pet, we will do our best to make arrangements that are compatible with your needs, but we often have a waiting list. Some of the constraints we have include a limited number of foster homes and our dependence on volunteers for rescue transports - Texas is a HUGE state. If you are able to do the transport it may enable us to place your pet sooner.
- Donate items like food, flea treatment, toys, blankets, collars, leashes. It is bad enough to dump a dog when it is not wanted. It is even worse to send it along without even a blanket to give it some security. Then again, if it never had a bed, it might be happy to be moving somewhere else.
- It is very important that you tell us as much as possible about your pet. We need to know about any temperament issues so that we can place your dog in the appropriate foster situation. We need to know about any health issues you are aware of so we can determine the appropriate care for your animal. When we are not informed of these things we often spend time and or money that we could have avoided spending with better planning.