Surrendering your pet is not an easy decision, life often throws curveballs and there are many reasons why you may no longer be able to care for your pet. We are here to help!
Surrender Prevention Options
- Re-Home Your Pet Yourself
- Forsyth Humane Society is partnered with Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com to provide free community listings of pets looking for new homes. This partnership allows pet owners find new families for their pets without them having to enter a shelter. This is much better for the families and the pet.
- Is Your Animal a Specific Breed, or Mostly One Breed? Check out these resources:
- Get Help with Behavior Issues. Local trainers and behavioral info:
- Get Help with Financial issues:
- Other Local 501©3 Rescues:
Updated Forsyth Humane Society Surrender Policy
- Forsyth Humane Society accepts pet surrenders by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We do not accept same-day surrender appointments. Due to space limitations and limited resources, we cannot guarantee placement for every pet in our adoption program and can only accept pets as space becomes available. Due to the high volume of intake requests, we generally remain at capacity and operate off a pet surrender waitlist.
- The first step is to fill out our intake application online. Upon completion, you will select an available appointment time.
- Once the intake staff receives your appointment request, we will review your application and confirm your appointment upon approval.
- With more animals needing to be surrendered than are being adopted, we can only accept pets who meet our FHS intake requirements.
- If your application is not approved, you will receive a “canceled” email notification for your appointment.
- FHS Intake Requirements
- Owner must complete the online application
- Owner must be a Forsyth County Resident
- Owner must have a government-issued ID
- Pet must pass a medical and behavior assessment upon entry
- $25 Surrender Fee
- Due to the extensive number of requests received daily, we ask for your patience as we do our best to provide you with the best service.
- We ask pet owners to consider surrendering their pet as their last resort. Shelters are stressful environments for your pet. Pets may exhibit behaviors in a shelter that they do not show at home, which makes it harder for them to be adopted. Please make every effort to re-home your pet first.