Surrendering a Pet to the SPCA of Texas 

Due to COVID-19 our Admitting office is currently closed and not accepting owner surrenders. We recommend reaching out to your municipal shelter if you are needing to immediately surrender your pet. If you adopted your pet from the SPCA of Texas and are needing to surrender them please call our main phone line at 214-742-7722 to speak with a representative. 



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.


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SPCA of Texas Voices

"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!"

Laureen Jankins

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