We know that surrendering your pet is a very difficult decision, and that sometimes resources or support are all you need to keep your pet with your family.
If any of these situations apply to you, please review possible alternatives to giving up your pet.
Contact one of these area resources:
You have a number of choices, and just one of them is surrendering your pet to Wayside Waifs. If you have exhausted alternatives to relinquishment, here is how our admissions process works.
Wayside Waifs will accept the surrender of animals by appointment only. If we have space available in our shelter, we will schedule an appointment for you. This could take between 1 week to 2 months depending upon the type of animal and the time of year.
We schedule appointments Tuesday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Each appointment will last approximately 30 minutes. Please allow additional time if bringing multiple animals.
You will be required to pay an $20 non-refundable deposit at the time of your appointment is made. This deposit will be applied toward your assessment fee at the time of your appointment. The deposit must be paid with a credit or debit card over the phone or payment can be made in person at Wayisde Waifs to secure your appointment time.
If you opt not to wait for space to become available at Wayside Waifs, you may want to consider other options.
** If you choose option #2 above, and the pet is not reclaimed by his guardian during the requisite stray period and you decide not to keep the pet, please review the information on re-homing pets. This information can help you successfully re-home the pet yourself so that he never has to enter a shelter. If you are unsuccessful in your re-homing efforts, you may request an appointment by completing our online application. Our Admissions team wil assess whether we can admit the pet into our care for eventual adoption placement. Thank you for helping this animal in need.