Rehoming Your Pet

Family Dynamics

Finding a New Home

*Due to COVID-19 in our community, HSSW is reducing operations to only essential services. We are temporarily suspending owner-surrender programs. We expect to offer this program again in the future and appreciate your understanding.*

Emergency Placement

Surrender requests due to emergency will be considered. Acceptance is not guaranteed. If you are seeking owner surrender placement due to an emergency, please email [email protected] (preferred) or call 360.213.2621. Our staff will contact you to let you know the status of your request. Any approved surrender requests will be scheduled. 


Making the decision to find a new home for your pet is difficult and emotional. We're here to help. HSSW is the only open-admission shelter in Clark County and we accept companion animals regardless of health or disposition. All healthy, adoptable animals remain here at HSSW until they meet their new family.

If You Need to Surrender Your Pet

Please make an appointment. Our staff wants to take the time to learn about your pet and his or her lifestyle and individual needs. Making an appointment allows us to be prepared to best support you and your pet.

Surrender fees apply when surrendering your pet. These fees help us provide care, shelter, and food to your pet while he or she is in our care. Fees may vary, but average $50-$75 (cats) $50-$155 (dogs).

Tell us about your pet. Information about your pet's lifestyle helps our staff find the best home and family possible for your pet. Please download and complete the form below and bring it to your scheduled appointment. 

Owner Surrender Questionnaire for Cats
Owner Surrender Questionnaire for Dogs

If your animal is coming from out of state, he or she must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and proof of current Rabies vaccination. Washington State law prohibits us from accepting animals without this documentation.


We are here to help. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact our staff.

[email protected] or 360.213.2621