We understand how difficult it is to make the decision to surrender your pet. In most cases, surrendering your beloved animal companion is a last resort and is a difficult and emotional experience for you and your pet. Before making a final decision, please follow the links below relating to your particular situation. We sincerely strive to keep pets with their families and hope these resources are helpful.
MY CAT/DOG HAS BEHAVIOR ISSUES
I HAVE ALLERGIES
MY DOG/CAT HAD AN UNEXPECTED LITTER
I NEED TEMPORARY CARE FOR MY PET (FOSTER SITUATION)
I CAN'T AFFORD TO CARE FOR MY PET ANYMORE
I AM HAVING TROUBLE FINDING PET-FRIENDLY HOUSING
I'M PREGNANT/HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN
I FOUND A FERAL CAT
Despite our best efforts and loving care, the shelter environment can be very stressful for animals. If you're able to keep your pet in your home while searching for placement, or awaiting a surrender appointment at PARL, please consider using a rehoming services like Rehome. You can create a profile for your pet, screen applications, and complete the rehoming process with guidance from Adopt-a-Pet.com. Adopt-a-Pet will charge the adopter a fee, which will benefit a shelter of your choice.
PARL does not recommend posting your pet on websites and community pages such as Craigslist. Many 'Free to a Good Home' cases have resulted in animal cruelty or scams.
PARL is an open adoption shelter that manages intake, meaning we accept surrenders by appointment to make sure we have the proper resources and space to help your pet. Sometimes, especially during Covid-19, our facility is full to current capacity and all appointments are booked. In these cases, we may use a Wait List or refer you to other organizations and agencies that may be able to help. Please call 401-421-1399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about surrendering your pet.