Surrendering Your Pet

There are a number of options to explore before making the difficult decision to surrender your pet. Giving up part of your family should be your last resort. Before you decide to surrender your cat or dog, please see the resources below.

  • Admission Process
  • What to Bring to Your Appointment
  • Before Your Pet Is Admitted
  • Pay the Pet Surrender Fee
  • Day of Surrender
  • FAQ

    The East Bay SPCA is proud to be a trusted resource for our community. We are available to talk you through various options to re-home your pet. Below are frequently asked questions about surrendering your pet:

  • Why do I need to fill out forms before I get to talk to a staff person?
  • Why does the East Bay SPCA collect a fee for surrendering a pet?
  • My animal is too old, sick, or aggressive/destructive. Can the East Bay SPCAfind it a new home?
  • Why do I have to wait up to three weeks, even if my animal has passed the assessment?
  • What do I do when I need to immediately re-home my pet?
  • What will happen to my pet during assessment?
  • My elderly animal is perfectly healthy, why does it need “senior screen” blood work?
  • What do I do if my animal does not pass the evaluation?