At Larimer Humane Society, we realize that there are times when owners can no longer care for their pets, and realize how difficult a decision this can be. We ask that if you have a pet you can no longer care for, you call us first to discuss your situation. We know re-homing your pet is not an easy choice to make and we commend you for making the choice to surrender your pet responsibly to us.
If you’re surrendering your pet due to a behavior concern, we encourage you to first explore our online help sheets and/or seek the guidance of an animal behaviorist or trainer.
If you are confident in your decision to surrender your pet, we ask that you complete our dog surrender form or cat surrender form. This can be done at the shelter or you can download it and complete it in the comfort of your own home.
As an independent, non-for-profit organization, we do ask for a $30 pet relinquishment fee; however, no pet will be turned away for due to an owner’s inability to pay. The relinquishment fee helps off-set costs incurred by the shelter. We care for nearly 12,000 animals each year, both wild and domestic. Surrender fees vary for exotics, fish and farm animals.