The decision to surrender your pet to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County is surely a very difficult one to make, and it’s important to have all the facts before moving forward. If you’re considering surrendering your pet due to financial hardship, behavior issues, or because you plan to move, take a look at our Resources For Pet Owners page to learn about programs like and behavior resources.
We always encourage people who need to give up their pet to first try responsibly rehoming him or her. It’s usually best to start with family and friends, but through proper screening it can be safe and secure to transfer your pet to a stranger. By rehoming your animal yourself you can avoid putting your pet through the stressful process of entering an animal shelter.
Pet Surrender Steps
If you feel you’ve exhausted your resources and must surrender your pet to the ARL, here are a few things to know.