Surrender a Pet

The decision to relinquish a pet is a difficult one.

Often animal behavior counselingappropriate veterinary care or finding pet friendly apartment complexes can help keep a pet in their home. 

We encourage you to exhaust all other resources before making this decision.

Receiving hours:

We also know that relinquishment is sometimes the best choice for the animal. If there is no other option available to you but giving up legal rights to your pet, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando will accept your dog or cat, provide veterinary medical care, nourishing food, water, and shelter. Our SAFER® certified team determines the adoptability of every pet.

At this time, we require making an appointment to surrender your pet(s)We are only able to accept pets from those living in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia Counties.

You may complete the surrender forms prior by printing them online (Dog Form | Cat Form)

There is a minimum of $20 to surrender your pet, or $40 for a litter of 2 or more. Most of the people who drop off a pet leave a minimum donation of $50, as it ranges from $200 – $350 for us to care for a shelter pet.

You may donate online or in-person.

Helpful Resources

Rehome your Pet

Are you looking for a new home for your pet? If so, considering posting your pet to Rehome! They can help you safely find a loving forever home for your pet. All you need to do is to set up your pet’s profile in less than 10 mins. Once complete, your pet’s profile will be posted on and be seen by millions of visitors each month!

Breed Specific Rescues 

If you know what breed your pet is, another option is to surrender your pet to a breed-specific rescue. Potential adopters often have a specific breed in mind, and for that reason, will look to these type of rescues. This can often ensure that your pet finds a new home that’s a perfect fit for him or her.

Dog Rescues

American Brittany Rescue
Cattle Dog Rescue
Central Florida Pug Rescue
Florida Boxer Rescue Inc
Florida Little Dog Rescue
Golden Retriever Rescue of Mid Florida Inc.
Greyhound Pets of America
Greyhound Ranch Adoptions Inc

Cat Rescues

If you would like your cat rescue to be featured on our or know of a cat rescue you think should be included on our website, then please email [email protected].

Military Leave

For military members who are planning for deployment and need a temporary home for their animals, please contact Dogs on Deployment.  They provide volunteers willing to board service members pets during their commitment.

Exotic Animal Rescues

Orlando Rabbit Care & Adoptions

Surrender FAQ’s

The receiving center is open by appointment only until further notice. Please call (407) 351 – 7722 to schedule a surrender appointment.  

Yes.  We are an appointment based surrender shelter.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 407-351-7722.

Yes, anyone that is the legal owner of the pet and is 18 years or older, with a photo ID, is welcome to make an appointment to surrender his/her cat(s) or dog(s) to the shelter. 

The only way to track your pet is by monitoring our website.  Once a pet’s picture is no longer on the website it likely means the pet has been adopted.  We will not be able to give out any information on any pets that are not listed as adoptable on our website and do not provide adopter information.

We are considered a low-kill shelter meaning we do not euthanize for time or space, only for severe medical or aggression issues.  Our adoption rate is very high with a 95% live release rate.

There is a minimum of $20 to surrender your pet, or $40 for a litter of 2 or more. Most of the people who drop off a pet leave a minimum donation of $50, as it ranges from $200 – $350 for us to care for a shelter pet.

Any purchase or donation today supports the care of over 5,200 dogs and cats in our shelters.