Surrender a Pet
Do You Need to Surrender a Pet?
We accept animals on a space-available basis. To partially offset the expense of vetting and rehoming your animal, we suggest a minimum $50 donation per surrender. We understand this is not always possible. All animals submitted via this form will be listed on our Community Pets In Need page unless you request us not to post. Please provide detailed information about the animal, including:
- Training (Housetrained, basic commands, leash walking, etc.)
- Temperament (prey-drive, energy level, personality)
- Good with cats? Good with dogs? Good with children? Fear of men or women?
- All the great things about your animal
This will give us the information we need to consider taking your animal into the shelter if space becomes available.
ALTERNATIVES TO SURRENDERING A PET
Moving? 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
Unable to afford veterinary care? 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 BEHAVIOR
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
- Total Dog 850 in Ft. Walton Beach, FL
- What’s Up? Dog in Miramar Beach, FL
- Off Leash K9 Training in 30a
WHAT TO DO IF YOU CAN NO LONGER KEEP YOUR PET
Requests to take in animals far exceeds our space availability, but we strive to do our best to help any animal in need. To achieve this goal, we need the complete cooperation of the person or family surrendering the animal. Please fill out the surrender form below and provide as much information as possible about the animal, a good photo, and its medical history and facts to assist in the placement. We will use this information to provide you with a courtesy listing and cross reference our records to see if we have an immediate space available, permanent home, or foster home available.
Admissions into Alaqua vary from day to day depending on space requirements for that size and breed of animal. By filling out the required forms, these animals will take priority when space does become available.