Owner Surrender Process
Choosing to surrender your pet is not an easy decision. For resources that may help you keep your pet, click here. If surrendering your pet is the right option for you, here is what to expect when surrendering your pet to Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.
Before you come
Make an appointment.
While we do accept walk-ins, we highly recommend an appointment to avoid a long wait. Appointments and emergencies take priority over walk-ins. If you make an appointment, you will receive the required questionnaire to fill out in advance.
Bring your photo ID and your pet’s veterinary records.
We accept pet animals.
As an open admission shelter, we can take in all domesticated animals. See below for resources for other types of animals.
*Farm animals include poultry, pot bellied pigs and goats.
Be prepared for surrendering fees.
Be prepared with a form of payment for fees associated with surrendering your pet. We accept cash or card. The fees for surrendering your pet are:
- Dogs: $25 per dog
- Cats: $15 per cat
- Litter of kittens: $15*
- Litter of puppies: $25*
- Other animals: $5
*This fee is for litters 5 months and younger.
If you cannot afford these fees, we will work with you on a fee that is affordable for you.
Once you arrive
The Colorado Springs Admissions entrance is located at the back of the HSPPR building (north end). Due to our current construction project, to access our admissions entrance, you must turn on the driveway BEFORE the HSPPR parking lot entrance (west of the HSPPR parking lot entrance). Look for the teal sign and turn left from Abbot Lane. Follow the teal signage to your destination. The Pueblo Admissions entrance is on the north side of the building.