Surrendering Your Animal


For the health and safety of our community, we are limiting foot traffic into our facilities. As added protection for staff, customers, and the pets in our care, masks are required.

We strongly urge you to keep pets in your homes if it is safe to do so. If you are relinquishing an animal for any reason, you must make an appointment. Online scheduling is available at our Colorado Springs campus (see below). If you are relinquishing an animal in Pueblo, including strays, call 719-404-5421 to make an appointment.

For your safety, please comply with all staff instructions when visiting our campuses. Thank you for you patience as we work to keep our community safe.


There are many reasons a family can no longer care for a pet, and we’re here to help at both our Colorado Springs and Pueblo locations.

Our Pueblo location accepts pets on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to a larger number of intakes at our Colorado Springs shelter, we recommend you schedule a surrender appointment to reduce wait time and stress on your pet. Scheduling an appointment online is easy - you choose the date and time that works best for you and you won't have to wait to meet with a customer service representative.

  • Please note we can only accommodate one pet per time slot.
  • Each pet must have a separate completed intake form. This may seem somewhat cumbersome when surrendering a litter of puppies or kittens, however, it allows us to more quickly process you once you arrive and it allows us to better get to know your pet(s) and make better adoption matches.
  • HSPPR DOES NOT provide rabies testing or bite quarantine services and will not accept an animal that has bitten within the last 10 days. Pleace contact the health department to report a bite and for required quarantine information. If you are active military, contact law enforcement on your base/post to report a dangerous animal or a bite.

Ft. Carson (U.S. Army):
If you find a stray on base or need to surrender an animal from Ft. Carson, please contact the Ft. Carson Police Department.

Unfortunately, due to their special needs, we are unable to accept owner surrender livestock, including chickens, ducks, horses, goats, pigs (other than potbellied pigs), or any other animal considered to be livestock. We’ve compiled a list of farm animal sanctuaries and rescues that are equipped to house livestock should you need assistance.

If you find wildlife:
HSPPR is not licensed to accept wildlife. If you find orphaned or injured wildlife, including deer, birds, rabbits, turtles or tarantulas, please click here for Colorado Parks and Wildlife's licensed rehabilitator list arranged by county or call them at 719.227.5200.

Additional Resources:
Colorado Reptile Humane Society

Wildlife rehabilitators receive no agency funding and rely on your donations to provide services. Wildlife rehabilitators work regular jobs in addition to caring for wildlife, returning phone calls and accepting wildlife as promptly as possible.

Relinquishment Fees

When you can no longer care for your pet and need to bring him to the shelter, we will charge a small fee to help defray the cost of caring for your pet. This fee doesn’t cover the full cost of care, but it does help us in providing safe shelter, veterinary care and a chance for a new life. Fees vary depending on the number and type of animal you surrender. However, we will not charge a fee should you need to surrender a puppy(ies) or kitten(s). We will also work with you to have the mom spayed.

Rabbits (2 or more)$10 total
Ferrets (2 or more)$10 total
Guinea Pig$5
Guinea Pigs (2 or more)$10 total
Birds (1 or more)$5 total
Rodents (1 to 5)$5 total
Rodents (6 or more)$10 total
Reptiles (2 or more)$10 total



Rehome - A Surrender Alternative

Looking for a new home for your pet? Rehome by and The Petco Foundation may be an option for you. Click here to set up your pet’s profile, review applications from potential adopters, and set up a meet-and-greet with applicants. These private adoptions take place without ever having to set foot in a shelter. Please note, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is not affiliated with Rehome and does not facilitate the adoption process for pets available through this program. We make this information available to you as another alternative to surrendering your pet.