Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Surrender

Giving up a pet for any reason is never an easy choice.

Most of those reasons are beyond people’s control, like relocation, needing to downsize to an apartment, the development of allergies or other sickness. Whatever the reason, we want to help. Before you bring in your pet to surrender or rehome, please call us for some educated advice, referrals, or helpful hints over the phone that may allow you to continue living with your pet. If surrender is your only option, we will work very hard to match your pet with loving new owners in a warm, comfortable home.

The Process

An appointment is required. An appointment helps ensure that we have space for all animals entering our shelter. Please be prepared to spend some time with a staff member when surrendering your pet so that we may get as much background information as possible.
Please bring your pet to the shelter yourself. Owner information will be very helpful in placing your animal in a home that matches your pet's needs. You will be asked to fill out a personality profile about your pet.
Bring veterinary records. Your pet will be placed more successfully if we have full disclosure of all medical records. Also, this saves the expense and potential over-vaccination of your animal.
DO NOT leave your pet outside the shelter when the facility is closed. It is VERY dangerous to your pet's well-being to leave them unattended and with no protection.
Bring a form of payment. To help defray the costs we incur in caring for your pet, we do require a surrender fee.

Surrender Fees

Dog/Puppy $75
Cat/Kitten $50
Rabbit/Ferret/Chinchilla $50
Exotic/Bird/Reptile $50
Small Mammal $25

Upcoming Events


Petco Adoption Event

November 4, 2017 (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) - November 5, 2017

We have so many great pets waiting for their forever homes! A couple of our amazing volunteers will be at Petco with some available animals who want to...

Mutts and Martinis

December 14, 2017 (6 - 9pm) -

Join the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin for Mutts & Martinis, a night of specialty martinis, appetizers, raffle items, and live music, December 14th from 6-9pm.<...

News & Announcements


Viral tearjerker story of puppy thrown into Rock River debunked by Janesville police

It was a story with all the makings of a heartwarming family flick: a heartless owner throws a cute puppy off a...

Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin sponsors free pet adoption event

JANESVILLE—The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin has planned a free adoption event this weekend in Janesville.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, the humane...

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