How Do I Surrender My Great Pyrenees?
You can surrender your Great Pyrenees to an animal shelter or a rescue. However, before you do so, you'll want to know more about what this means and what you'll need to do. This will help you get a better understanding of whether surrendering is the right option for your dog, or if you'll want to look for another way to find him a new home.
Getting in Touch with the Shelter or Rescue
If you're going to be surrendering your dog, the first thing you need to do is learn about these facilities. Different locations and different organizations will have varying policies, so you'll need to check the websites. This will provide you with more information, along with their address and contact information.
You'll then contact the facility to learn about their procedures for surrender. You can't just show up at the facility with your dog without having an appointment. When you call the shelter or rescue, they'll let you know the next steps to take. Rescues, which are often full, will let you know if they have any room available or not.
The shelters will also let you know how much the surrender fee will be. You should expect it to be a minimum of $50, and it could be much higher depending on the facility. These fees, and the adoption fees, are charged to help provide money for the facility to continue operating and taking care of the animals in their care.
Rescues will keep your dog indefinitely if necessary, but that's not always the case with shelters. Limited resources and overcrowding forces some shelters to euthanize pets that have not been adopted after a set time. It's not something they want to do, but they have a limited amount of space and there's a large number of dogs being dropped off.
When you contact the facility, the employees will want to know more about your Great Pyrenees. What's his temperament like? Does he have any health issues or other problems? This is so they can provide proper care for your dog and so they know whether there might be issues housing him with other dogs.
You'll find that they might also want to know why you have to give up your dog. This is because they often have resources that they can provide that could help you keep your dog. For example, they might have contact information for trainers, dog walkers, dog sitters, or low-cost vets in your area.
Other Options to Consider
You can also consider some of the other options available for giving up your dog other than surrendering. You could use a peer-to-peer pet adoption site like Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com to connect with people who are looking to adopt a Great Pyrenees like yours. Always make sure you're using a reputable adoption site to ensure safety and the best home for your dog. You may also know some friends or family members that want to have a dog, and they might be willing to adopt your dog.
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