Since 1953 , the mission of our shelter has been to provide a haven for Huron county residents to safely surrender their animals when unforeseen circumstances come up. We accept dogs, cats and other domesticated animals. We are unable to accept stray or outdoor cats and all stray or lost dogs must go to the Huron County Dog Warden. If you have any questions or would like to get on our surrender wait list, you can give us a call at 419-663-7158, during business hours.
Due to the high volume of surrender requests, we may place you on a wait list until we have a spot available. We are only able to help residents in our county, Huron county. Please be patient with us, as we can not guarantee how long it will take for a spot to come available.Once we get a spot available, we will call you to schedule an appointment.
Temperament & Medical Assessment
When you come in for your scheduled appointment, we will do a temperament test to look for any aggression. We can not accept an aggressive animal or any animal with a bite history. We will also do a medical assessment, to assess their immediate medical needs. Once your animal passes each assessment, we will have you complete the surrender paperwork.
We are unable to take in stray cats or dogs. Stray dogs need to go to our county dog warden. Stray cats can carry diseases and we do not have the facility, staff or resources to handle the stray cat population.
Paperwork & Fees
The surrender paperwork consists of a release form and personality profile, to help us better match your animal with their fur-ever home. After the paperwork is complete, we will process the surrender fee and give you a chance to say goodbye. Our surrender fees are as follows:
$60 for non-spayed/neutered dogs & cats
$40 for spayed/neutered dogs & cats (with PROOF of procedure from vet).
$20 for rabbits
$15 for small animals (gerbil, guinea pig, hamster etc.)
Others will determined by management
Are interested in learning more about the surrender process or want to get the process started? Give us a call during business hours and our Administrative Assistant will be able to answer all your questions.