Surrender a Pet
Surrendering a pet can be a difficult decision for a family. Greenhill is dedicated to helping families through this process.
Before deciding to surrender a pet, please visit our Alternatives to Pet Surrender page.
Unless you are requesting to rehome a litter of kittens or puppies, you must fill out a pet personality profile for each animal you wish to surrender.
SMALL ANIMALS – At this time, we are accepting Small Animal or other Specialized Species surrenders on a limited basis. Click here for a fillable Online Small Animal Personality Profile OR download a Small Animal Personality Profile (PDF).
*If this surrender is an emergency, please see Step 2 & call the animal care department. All surrendered pets require an appointment.
After filling out a pet personality profile, wait for the appropriate Animal Care Department to contact you to discuss re-homing your pet To check the status of your profile or if it is an emergency, contact the appropriate department.
Cats – Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541.689.1503 x133
Dogs – Email email@example.com or call 541.689.1503
Small Animals – At this time, we are accepting Small Animal and other Specialized Species surrenders on a limited basis. Please call us to see if we have space @ 541.689.1503 x117
The Animal Care staff will conduct a brief phone interview with you prior to scheduling an appointment. We will review your pet’s completed Personality Profile and veterinary records IF the animal is currently under the care of a veterinarian before scheduling your appointment so we can determine if we are able to assist in finding your pet a new home. You can send vet records to us via email, fax to 541.689.5261, postal mail or hand delivery.
At your appointment, our trained staff will evaluate your pet to ensure they are a good candidate for adoption through our shelter. If so, we will take the pet into our care and provide for any medical or behavioral needs prior to their adoption.
If your pet is not a good fit for adoption, the animal care staff will discuss other options with you.
Tips for Getting Your Pet Adopted You can help your pet get adopted more quickly by having them treated for fleas and worms, having them up to date on vaccines (please bring proof with you), bathed and well-groomed, as well as having them spayed or neutered.
Surrender pets are taken in by appointment only.
Greenhill Humane Society does not charge receiving fees for surrendered pets, but we would welcome a donation if you are able.
Please note that it costs us over $350 on average to provide care for each dog or cat during their stay at Greenhill. We will gladly accept donations to go toward the care of your pet during their stay with us.
Your Pet's Stay with Us
During your pet’s stay with us at Greenhill, we will provide the following:
Pets at Greenhill Humane Society receive excellent care from our trained staff and volunteers. We do not place any time limits on an animal’s stay: a pet may stay at our shelter for days, weeks, or months until we find them a new home. Our adoption process includes an application and individual counseling to make sure we find great matches for pets in our care. We always welcome follow up calls. You may call us at any time during your pet’s time here and we will be glad to give you an update.
Once you have surrendered your pet, you will not be allowed to visit. It can be very stressful and confusing for the pet. We always welcome follow up calls. You may call us at any time during your pet’s time here and we will be glad to give you an update.