Surrendering Your Pet

Surrendering your feline or canine companion can be a very difficult time for you and your family. If you can no longer care for your pet, it is important that you research and understand your options – your pet’s life depends on it!

Many unwanted animal behaviors that lead to someone wanting to surrender a pet can be corrected.  If you would like information about training or other solutions for keeping your pet, please contact our training department at 541-928-6743. We will be happy to assist you.

If you choose SafeHaven Humane Society to find a new home for your dog or cat, please make an appointment with us. We have a no-kill philosophy and we are dedicated to caring for and finding loving, permanent homes for the homeless, abandoned or unwanted animals residing at our shelter. Once an animal is accepted by us, there is no limit to the amount of time that animal can spend here. As a result, there are unfortunately times when we do not have the space to take in more animals.

We accept only owner surrendered dogs and puppies (strays must be taken to Linn County Dog Control and serve stray time) and we also accept owner surrendered and stray cats and kittens by appointment only. We are unable to take feral cats as we have neither the staff, handling equipment or cages to do so safely. If you just need a feral cat(s) spayed or neutered and can continue caring for them, contact the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon for more information or call your local veterinarian to see if they spay/neuter feral cats.

For all pet surrenders, we do charge an intake fee that helps us cover the costs of caring for your animal while we find them a new home. We also ask that you fill out a dog surrender questionnaire or a cat surrender questionnaire and submit it to us at the time of surrender.

For residents of Linn and Benton counties:
Dog intake fee is $60 or $70 for a litter
Cat intake fee is $50 or $70 per litter

For those living outside Linn and Benton counties, the intake charge is a flat fee of $100.

We understand that surrendering your pet is one of the most difficult decisions you can make, and we are more than happy to help answer any of your questions during this anxious time. Please call our Intake Department at 541.928.6280 or email intake@safehavenhumane.com for more information or to make a surrender appointment.