Surrender Process

Surrender Process

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.

If you are returning an animal adopted from the East Bay SPCA please complete the form below and we will contact you within 10 days. For questions, please contact the Manager of Humane Advocacy at or 510-563-4627.

Why are you considering surrendering your pet?

If you find a stray cat or dog, please contact the local government animal services facility that serves the area where the animal was found; if able, please take stray animals directly to the appropriate animal services facility.

Additional resources for re-homing your pet

My dog has behavior issues

My cat has behavior issues

I can’t afford to care for my pet anymore 

I’ve lost my home or need to move

I’ve been hospitalized

I have too many animals

I have an unexpected litter 

I need to re-home my pet

I’m having medical challenges with my pet


Returning Adopted Pets

If you are returning an animal adopted from the East Bay SPCA, please complete the appropriate surrender form below. Once your form has been submitted we will contact you within 10 days.

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Where to Find us


Adoption Center & Theodore B. Travers
Family Veterinary Clinic

8323 Baldwin Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Adoption Center Hours
Wednesday - Sunday
11am - 6pm

Veterinary Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday
(by appointment)

Oakland Spay/Neuter Surgery Center

410 Hegenberger Road
Oakland, CA 94621

Surgery Center Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
(by appointment)


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4651 Gleason Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

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Wednesday - Sunday
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GuideStar Platinum Charity

2018 Awards


The East Bay SPCA is a local non-profit that is not affiliated with any national organization. We obtained a four star rating from Charity Navigator and we participate in GuideStar Exchange at the Platinum level. The East Bay SPCA's Tax ID number is 94- 1322202.