Alternatives to Surrendering a Pet
Surrendering a pet can be an incredibly difficult decision based on a number of factors. The following resources may be able to help you before your decide to surrender your animal.
If you decide to you need to surrender your pet, please visit our Surrender Your Pet page to learn more about the process and fill out the form for a Courtesy Listing on our website.
We also suggest looking at www.petfinder.com. You will be able to enter your zip code to find other rescue organizations nearby that may be able to provide immediate care and shelter for your pet.
Use People with Pets to find pet-friendly housing in your area. For pet friendly housing in the Florida Panhandle:
- Latitude Apartments in Freeport, FL
- TerraMar Apartments in Miramar Beach, FL
- Sanctuary 331 in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Expecting a Child
Studies show that interaction with animals can be beneficial to many different aspects of a child’s development.
- Teach Animal Safety to Children by PetAssure
- Comprehensive resource for introducing your animals to a new baby
Veterinary Care Assistance
Life happens. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, try the following resources to keep your animals:
Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Rabies and Other Vaccinations
Financial Assistance for Dogs with Cancer
Training and Pet Behavioral Help
Sometimes pet behavior problems seem overwhelming, but many can be managed with the application of a little knowledge and a little effort. Keeping pets in their homes in a manner that’s comfortable for both pet and owner is one of our many goals at Alaqua Animal Refuge. Please click here for more training resources.
There are several qualified training facilities in the Florida Panhandle:
- Pets Behave in Niceville, FL
- Dog Harmony – Santa Rosa Beach, FL