Surrendering a Pet to the SPCA of Texas 


The SPCA of Texas is a managed intake shelter. We take in pets from the public as space permits. We do not euthanize animals for lack of space, and do not place time limits on animals waiting for adoption at our Animal Care Centers.

The surrender fee for dogs, cats or small mammals is $25

Completing the Pet Surrender Form adds your pet(s) to our waiting list for placement at one of our Animal Care Centers. We will contact you if space becomes available for your pet(s).

Please note that we receive a large number of surrender requests, and that we will do our best to bring in your pet(s) as soon as space opens up for them, on a first come, first served basis by animal type and size.

If you have not received a call from us within 30 days, please visit to find other resources and rescues around your area or you may submit this form again to place your pet(s) back on the waiting list.

Your local animal services shelter or local rescue may also accept owner surrenders. For more options, please see our list of other shelters that provide owner surrender services.

Please note that we do not take in strays in an effort to increase the likelihood of a stray being reunited with their owner. If you have found a stray animal, we ask that you contact your local animal services shelter for assistance.

For more information about the SPCA of Texas surrender process, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Surrender Pet(s) to the SPCA of Texas
Questions that require an answer are marked with  *
1 * Your Name:
2 * Your Phone Number:
3 * Your Email Address:
4 * What is your zip code?
5 * Is this/are these your pet(s) or a stray(s)?
6 * Is the pet(s) you are surrendering an SPCA of Texas alumnus (a pet you previously adopted from the SPCA of Texas)?
7 If the pet you are wanting to surrender was adopted from the SPCA of Texas, please stop and call our the Customer Care Center at 214-742-7722 to schedule an appointment to return your pet.
8 * Tell us about your pet(s):
9 * Why are you surrendering your pet(s)?
10 * At which SPCA of Texas location would you prefer to surrender your pet(s)?
11 * If we could help you resolve the issues surrounding the surrender of your pet(s), would you be interested in keeping your animal(s)?
12 * How many pets are you surrendering? Please select a number for each species, even if that answer is "0."
Dog (6 months and older)
Puppy (5 months and younger)
Cat (6 months and older)
Kitten (5 months and younger)
13 * Where did you acquire this pet/these pets?
14 If you selected "Other" in the above question, please enter the species of animal(s) you are surrending.
15 * How long ago did you acquire this pet?
16 Please complete the below information for the first pet you are surrendering. There will be a box at the end of the survey to input information on more pets.
17 * What is your pet's name?
18 * What is your pet's age (or approximate age)?
19 * What breed is your pet?
20 * What is the approximate weight of your pet (in pounds)?
21 * Is this pet a:
22 * Has your pet been spayed (female) or neutered (male)?
23 Do you have more than one pet to surrender? If so, please list their name, species, breed, gender, spayed/neutered (yes or no), age and weight here.
24 * Has/have your pet(s) bitten anyone in the last ten (10) days?
25 If you answered yes to the question, "Has/have your pet(s) bitten anyone in the last ten (10) days?" please list the pet's name and explain what happened.
26 Is there anything else you would like for us to know about this pet/these pets or do you have any other information you'd like to share with us?


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"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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