Do you have a pet you can no longer keep?

We may be able to help.

Please Note:  We are not currently accepting owner surrender applications, please check back at later date for updates.
Owner Surrenders for Dogs:
  • There is a $50 surrender fee for any pet we take in. This fee can be waived in certain circumstance if the surrendering party can show financial hardship.
  • We do not accept all pets. You must go through the following process and your pet must qualify.
  • If we evaluate your pet, it does not guarantee we are able to accept it at this time. If your animal is accepted, there may be a delay in intake due to limited space. 
  • ALL animals must be owned by the surrendering party.

Learn more about surrendering your dog.

Owner Surrenders for Cats:

  • There is a $50 surrender fee for any pet we take in. This fee can be waived in certain circumstance if the surrendering party can show financial hardship.
  • We do not accept all pets. You must go through the following process and your pet must qualify.
  • If we evaluate your pet, it does not guarantee we are able to accept it at this time. If your animal is accepted, there may be a delay in intake due to limited space. 
  • ALL animals must be owned by the surrendering party.

Learn more about surrendering your cat.

IMPORTANT: The Owner Surrender Program is for animals NOT adopted through AAWL. Animals adopted through AAWL can be returned at any time during the lifetime of the animal. 

Have an oops litter and don't know what to do?

Well, AAWL can help.