Surrender a Pet

Surrendering a pet is never an easy thing to do. Our compassionate staff will walk you through the process, not matter what your situation.

Our surrender policy at SCHS:

We accept surrendered dogs and cats during our normal hours. We do not accept animals other than dogs and cats. There is no surrender fee, but we appreciate a small donation to cover the costs of preparing the animal for adoption.

SCHS has breed restrictions for dogs. Breeds SCHS does not accept:

  • Pit bull
  • Shar pei
  • Chow
  • Rotweiler
  • American bull dog

If you are surrendering, or have picked up a lost dog that is one of these breeds, please surrender the animal to Santa Cruz County Animal Control – 1368 N. Hohokam Dr. 85621 (520) 761-7860

Outside of our normal hours, please surrender your pet at Santa Cruz County Animal Control.