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Surrender a Pet

I can’t keep my pet anymore. What are my options?

The shelter can be a stressful place for animals, we encourage you to try and work through issues with your pet by getting help from your veterinarian, a pet behaviorist or even friends. Many times, alternative solutions can be found other than surrendering your pet.

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The ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist offers solutions to some of the issues you might be experiencing. If you decide you cannot keep your pet, please try the following before surrendering your pet to the shelter:

The Shelter’s goal is to find loving homes for healthy, adoptable pets. We take in pet surrenders by appointment from residents of City of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and unincorporated Thurston County. Please call (360) 352-2510 to schedule an appointment. The Shelter will accept your pet but we cannot guarantee we will be able to find it a home. We receive around 100 animals each week, and sometimes do not have space to keep animals. There is a fee to leave your pet, and you will be asked to complete and sign a release form. Please call for more information prior to bringing your pet to the shelter. Directions and Hours

Please bring one of these completed pet profile forms when you come to the Shelter to surrender your pet.