Surrender a Dog
Surrendering a dog should be a last resort after having exhausted all other options.
Download and complete the Dog Surrender Form
Email the completed form and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Dog Tales representative will contact you to schedule a behaviour assessment prior to accepting the surrender. The goal of this assessment is to ensure that we feel we are able to work with any behavioural issues, and that we will not be putting our staff and other dogs in unnecessary risk.
Dog Tales is a beautiful rescue facility, but, at the end of the day, to your dog it cannot compare to the comforts of a home. Surrendering a dog should be a last resort after having exhausted all other options, as this is a very stressful and confusing experience for all dogs. Most issues that dogs are surrendered for could easily have been resolved through training with a committed owner. We would be happy to schedule private training sessions for you and your dog. If training does not work and re-homing is necessary, it is always best to first attempt to re-home your dog yourself. Please keep in mind that we do not have the space to accept all owner surrenders, and that surrendering a dog to us means that we have one less room to offer to other dogs in need. We take owner surrenders extremely seriously, and charge a $375.00* surrender fee to help cover the costs of their care during their time with us. If we are unable to take in your dog, or if you would like to try to re-home your dog yourself, you are welcome to post photos and information about your dog (under Visitor Posts) on our Facebook page in order to utilize our network to help find that perfect home - we have a large online following, and many owners have had success using this method. Please be sure to properly screen all potential homes, and to never give a dog away for free. Remember that bringing your dog to a public shelter such as the OSPCA is always better than giving your dog to someone that you do not trust.
*If your dog is not spayed or neutered, or has urgent medical needs that require attention, additional fees may apply.