If you need to re-home your dog, you must complete our rehoming request form first.

  • In order for us to review your form, you must submit pictures/videos of your dog & any medical records (proof of vaccinations, rabies, spay/neuter certificates, microchip)

  • We may be able to take your dog quickly into our program, but in most cases we need a few days to a few weeks to accommodate your request. If you can hold onto your animal for a few weeks, the best thing for your dog would be to care for until an adopter can be found. This will minimize transition and stress for your pet.

  • If possible, we ask you please get your dog up-to-date on vaccinations (DHPP, RABIES, BORDAETLLA) & preventatives (flea, tick, dewormer, heartguard) prior to surrender.

  • Spaying/Neutering your dog prior to surrender will make it easier for us to accept the dog into our program. If you cannot do this on your own, we may ask you make a small suggested donation towards vetting. We will not turn away a dog in need because you do not have the financial means to assist. However if you do, your contribution towards your dogs care will allow us to continue to serve the community and the most high-risk/in-need dogs.

Any/all additional donations are welcome to help us continue to do the life-saving work for dogs in need most of whom come from high-kill shelters in our community. 


  • In cases we cannot accept the dog into our program, we can courtesy post your pet online.

  • Please note: a courtesy posting is not an official surrender. HFP is not responsible or liable for the dog, the actions of the owner, nor the actions of the future adopter. We highly recommend you do an interview by phone/email, and schedule an in-person meet & greet at the potential adopters home before giving your dog to another person/family. Please refer to our adoption application for the types of questions to ask a new home.

  • HFP Kindly asks for a $20 donation for these postings which will appear on our website, social media, petfinder, and adopt-a-pet. We will accept applications on your behalf, if desired, and forward them directly to you. Donations for courtesy posts can be made here.