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How Do I Surrender My Bull Terrier?

by Adopt a Pet, | January 8, 2024


You can surrender your Bull Terrier to an animal shelter or a rescue in your area if you have to give him up. However, it’s important to understand how to do this properly, and to look at other options that may work better for your dog. If you’re going to surrender your Bull Terrier, you’ll need to get in touch with the facility first.

What Can You Expect from a Shelter?

When you contact the shelter, the staff will make an appointment for you to drop off your dog. They’ll let you know all of the information that you’ll need to bring along with you, as well as the cost of the surrender fee. This fee will vary from place to place, but it’s typically anywhere from $50 to $150.

The shelter will ask questions about your dog, as well. They’ll need to know about his health, his temperament, his age, and similar facts. Additionally, they may ask you why you need to give your dog up. In some cases, they could have some resources that make it possible to keep your dog. This might include low-cost vet services, dog sitters, walkers, etc.

What Can You Expect from a Rescue?

You’ll find that rescues have similar operations to shelters, however, these are no-kill facilities. The surrender fee to these locations will generally be the same as what you would pay to a shelter. However, some facilities do not charge you a fee for bringing in your dog.

The staff will also ask similar questions about your dog’s temperament and health. They want to know whether he’ll get along with the other dogs at the facility or not. They may also have some resources that would help with certain issues you might be having, such as training for behavior problems. Like the shelters, they want what’s best for your dog, and that could mean staying with you.

Other Options for Rehoming

Keep in mind that shelters and rescues aren’t the only options available for giving up your bull terrier. You could also find someone you know, such as a coworker or relative that’s been looking to adopt a dog. They might be a good fit for your Bull Terrier. Giving your dog to someone you know and who you’re sure can provide him with a good life will give you some peace of mind.

You may not know someone who is looking for a dog, and that’s okay. There are still other options you can consider, like Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com. The site is free for owners, lets you create a profile for your dog, and will guide you through the adoption process. You can add videos, pictures, and a bio for your dog.

You must be honest and thorough with the bio, so potential adopters know all of the good and not-so-good aspects of your Bull Terrier. If he doesn’t like small animals, for example, they’ll need to know before they bring him into a house with cats. 

Once people start to fill out the adoption applications, you can go through them and then choose the perfect new home for your bull terrier.

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