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How Do I Surrender My Jack Russell Terrier?

by Adopt a Pet, | January 11, 2024


To surrender your Jack Russell Terrier, you’ll take him to an animal shelter or a rescue. This is different from rehoming, and you should understand the differences before making a decision on which path to take.

When you rehome your Jack Russell Terrier, you’ll find him a new owner who will adopt him directly from you. Surrendering means that you’ll make an appointment with a shelter or a rescue and then bring your dog to them. Once you fill out the paperwork, they’ll then take your dog, and you’ll no longer have rights to him.

If he goes to a rescue, he’ll be kept at the facility until someone adopts him. However, there’s no guarantee that he’ll be adopted. Shelters also try to find people to adopt your dog, but again, there’s no guarantee. Many shelters can only keep dogs for a certain period before they have to make room for incoming pets. This means that they could be transferred to another facility or euthanized. 

Contact the Facility

If you’re going to surrender your dog to a shelter or a rescue, you’ll need to get in touch with them first, since most do not allow you to simply drop off your dog. Check out their website and then call them to get more information about their facility, their policies, and what they need you to do before bringing in your Jack Russell Terrier. Ask them any questions that you might have about what happens to your dog once you surrender them. Most facilities have similar rules, but different locations may have different policies in place.

Do You Need to Surrender Your Dog?

When you contact the shelter or the rescue to surrender your dog, they’ll likely ask you more about why you have to give up your dog. In some cases, they may have some ideas or resources that you can use to help you keep your dog. For example, if your Jack Russell Terrier has some behavior issues, they might have the names of trainers. If you don’t have enough time during the day to spend with your dog, they may have information about local daycare or pet sitters you could use.

In some cases, you might find that there are options to keep your dog. Of course, we know that this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, there are things beyond your control that require you to give up your dog, no matter how much you love and care for him.

What About Rehoming?

Rather than surrendering your dog to a shelter, you might want to consider the benefits of rehoming. When you rehome, you take the time to find a good home for your dog, so you know he’ll be safe and loved.

To make this easier, consider using Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com. The peer-to-peer pet adoption service lets you create a profile for your dog, and then places it directly on Adopt-a-Pet.com for people looking to adopt a dog like yours to see. The platform is free for owners to use, while adopters will only have to pay a small adoption fee. Rehome allows owners the final say in who gets to adopt their dog, and the site is full of tips on how to choose the right adopter, which ensures you with more peace of mind.

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