Animals are a LIFETIME commitment, but Living Love Animal Rescues understands that sometimes owners can no longer care for their pets for various reasons. Before deciding to surrender your pet to a shelter, please consider the following options:

Re-homing your pet: Talk to family, friends and co-workers to see if anyone is able to take ownership of your family member.

Pet friendly housing: If you are planning on moving, look into housing that is pet friendly. Many apartment complexes and landlords do allow pets. It may be a bit more challenging to find housing, but it will be worth it when your furry friend can move with you!

Make an appointment with a veterinarian: If your pet is having medical problems seek help from a local veterinarian. Your pet may have an easily treatable illness or infection.

Seek help from a trainer: If your pet is having behavioral issues, seek help from a certified trainer.

Place an ad: If you aren’t able to find a family member or friend to take your pet, consider placing an ad in your local paper or social media page. This way you have more control over who takes over ownership of your pet.

Admission Process:  Because LLAR is a small, 100% volunteer run shelter with a limited budget, appointments are required to surrender a pet. Due to space and resources, not every animal will be admitted. If you would like to surrender your pet to LLAR, please fill out the appropriate surrender form found on our website. Once submitted, the application be sent  for consideration. A LLAR volunteer will reply within a week to schedule a meet and greet.   A meet and greet in your home is part of the consideration for admittance to LLAR. Please keep in mind that LLAR does consider all requests for pet surrender.  Surrendered animals MUST be spayed/neutered, be current on DHLPP and Rabies vaccinations, and must be vet tested for Heartworms within 30 days of surrender. Minimum surrender fee is $50 per animal.


The following questionnaire provides us with information about how your dog behaved in many different circumstances while he or she was living with you. Because your dog is likely to behave in similar ways in his or new home, this information is will help us find the most suitable home for your dog and to effectively counsel the new family. Your honest and complete answers are necessary and appreciated.