Quick Answer: Can I Surrender My Dog To PetSmart?

What do I do if I don’t like my dog?

Best option: See your dog as a family member that you have a mutual loving bond with.

Just because you don’t like having a dog in general doesn’t mean you can’t be a responsible, loving dog owner to this specific dog.

Second best option: Find a friend who you know will take good care of the dog..

Does PetSmart take unwanted pets?

PetSmart does not take dogs from the general public. PetSmart Charities partners with local rescues and shelters to find homes for dogs, so when you see adoptable animals in a PetSmart store, they are from one of their partner organizations.

Where can I take my dog if I no longer want it?

If you cannot find a home, foster arrangement, or rescue group that can take your dog, you may need to surrender your dog to the local public animal shelter or to animal control. Be aware that many dogs do not get adopted from these shelters and can end up being put to death. This should be your last resort.

How do I give up my dog?

You can surrender your dog by taking him to an animal shelter or rescue organization. It’s important to know what will take place once you relinquish your pet to a shelter or rescue and also to be aware that there are alternatives. Some facilities don’t allow walk-in surrenders and almost all charge a fee.

How can I get rid of my dogs fast?

There are a Few Alternatives to the PoundSolicit Friends and Family Members. Maybe you can’t keep your dog, but your little cousin would love him. … Seek Out Rescue Groups. … Find a “no-kill” Organization or Shelter. … Ask Around.

Can I surrender my dog to the vet?

If you have a dog or cat that you can no longer care for, you can surrender your animal to us at either a shelter or one of our branches.

Is it OK to return a dog to the shelter?

Even if you feel a little hesitant about taking your dog back into the shelter, as long as your reason for returning them is reasonable, you’ll be welcome to adopt from that shelter again.

How much does it cost to surrender a dog to the pound?

It usually costs somewhere between $50 and $150 to surrender your dog. The cost varies based on several factors such as your location, the type of facility, and the age of the pet. Certain facilities charge less per pet for those surrendering entire litters.

Can I drop my dog off at PetSmart?

For drop-off, follow these steps when you arrive: Tell the associate you’ve arrived for drop-off & give them your pet’s name. Park your car & walk your dog to the designated Doggie Day Camp Valet zone outside the store (For safety, please ensure your pet is on a leash.)

Can I drop my dog off at the pound?

Depending on the rules of your local shelter, you can sometimes drop your dog off at an animal shelter, but they may need advanced notice or to follow specific shelter procedures to do so. Some do allow walk-in surrenders, but some do not. Instead, they require pet owners to work with an intake specialist.

How do I get rid of my dog I don’t want?

The best way to get rid of a pet you don’t want is to take it to your local animal shelter. There are many non-profit groups that run shelters for animals you can no longer care for. By simply opening the phone book or doing an internet search you can easily find one.

Can a dog tell if you don’t like them?

Recent research has found that they can tell the difference between happy and angry faces, and even show jealousy. It now seems that they can sense when a person is untrustworthy. Once a dog has decided a person is unreliable, it stops following the cues they give.