Pet Surrender & Re-Homing

A Last Resort

We understand that sometimes an owner is not able to continue caring for their pet. If you need to find a new home for your pet, the best thing you can do is contact friends, family members, or co-workers, as they may be able to provide that home for your pet. You can also contact one of many Colorado based rescue groups to re-home your pet.

Please consider surrendering your pet to an animal shelter if all other options have been exhausted. Separating your pet from his or her family and then living in an animal shelter, is highly stressful to pets. Some pets have a very difficult time no longer being with their humans and adjusting to life in a noisy and stressful environment like an animal shelter.

Here is a free guide you can go over and will help you find a new home for your pet:

As a last resort, Humane Society of Fremont County accepts owned animals only from residents of Fremont and Custer County, Colorado. You will be asked to fill out a surrender form, sign a legal release of ownership, and provide us with a photo ID.

Surrender fees are as follows:

  • Adult dog/cat: $50 per animal
  • Kittens/puppies under 3 months: $25 per animal
  • Rabbit or other small animal: $20 per animal

We treat all animals as individuals, so we know some animals will take longer to adopt, some may need in-house or outside behavioral training, and some may require medical testing. All of this can be a potential added cost to the shelter. For this reason, a very small percentage of surrendered animals might require an additional fee to our normal surrender fees.

Keeping Your Pet

The issue you are experiencing with your pet may be easily fixable with the right support. Many problems can be easily over the telephone. We may be able to offer solutions to behavior problems, offer you other placement ideas, or help to get your pet spayed or neutered so that you will be able to keep your pet.

Please call Humane Society of Fremont County at (719) 275-0663 or fill out our online form after hours. One of our staff members will call you back as soon as we can to help you. Of course, you can bring your pet in without calling the shelter if this is more convenient for you, but you would be surprised at how many times we have been able to help people after one simple phone call.

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