Before you surrender a pet

we understand that sometimes it's just not possible to keep a pet, but before making that decision please consider all your options. When a pet is surrendered to a shelter the transition is difficult for them. Shelters are a high stress environment even for the most well-adjusted animal.

before you make your final Decision Please do the following:

  • Consult a trainer or behaviorist for help with behavior problems, call us if you need assistance finding someone
  • Talk to your veterinarian to rule out possible medical issues your pet may be experiencing, biting can be from pain
  • look for an alternative place to live that accepts pets
  • talk with friends and family for a possible new home for your pet
  • re-home your pet yourself. this transition is much easier than a shelter and you will know where your pet is going.

Please also consider the don'ts

  • don't drop your pet off in the woods or countryside. It is likely they will starve or risk injury
  • don't abandon your animal in a house or apartment thinking they will find a new home. this doesn't happen
  • don't give your pet to a stranger. pets that end up in the wrong hands are often abused or may be sold to a research laboratory

if you have exhausted all other avenues, consider surrendering your animal to noah's ark.

Necessary documents to surrender;

  • valid photo id
  • Any pertinent records on the animal, i.e. medical records, registration papers, bill of sale, etc.
  • Owners signature must be provided for noah's ark to accept an animal
  • we do not require a surrender fee but a donation is appreciated to help offset the costs for caring for your pet.

We do not take aggressive animals. we are a limited intake facility so please call ahead and check availability and make appointment for surrender.