Give Up a Pet

Need to give up your pet?

We are Here to Help!

Deciding to give up a pet can be difficult. We understand there are times when families must consider surrendering a pet. An unexpected life event—such as illness, death or unplanned move—may make caring for a pet seem impossible. Other times, people think they must give up their pet because they do not know how to handle a particular issue or medical problem.

Consider rehoming your pet

Consider using the free website Home To Home tool to find a new home for your pet yourself, rather than taking them to a shelter.

Intrested in keeping your pet?

If you’re interested in keeping your pet, you’ll find our alternatives and resources that can help you address medical, behavioral and other concerns.

PET RESOURCE ASSISTANCE

PET CARE ASSITANCE PROGRAM

PET FOOD PANTRY

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

RECLAIM FEE FORGIVENESS

EVICTION/CRISIS BOARDING

Surrendering an animal

We understand that it is sometimes necessary to surrender a pet. To surrender your pet, please book an appointment with our Pawsitive Impact Team so we can help. Appointments are telephone call back consultations. Please do not arrive at the shelter at your appointment time.

We do our best to screen all of our animals for any medical or behavioral problems, and we are able to do this best when we have an opportunity to speak with the owner about their time with the pet and the owner shares with us any pertinent medical or behavioral information. Our goal is to find a happy home for every healthy and treatable animal. We can achieve this by knowing more about the animals that come into our care. 

When you relinquish your pet, you are giving up all legal ownership rights to the animal. Legal ownership and responsibility are transferred to HSVB. We take your animal’s well-being very seriously and have a team of compassionate and dedicated animal care professionals who will provide loving care.

Location

6230 77th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32967

Hours

Monday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed daily from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Closed until 1:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month.

Need Help?

(772) 388-3331

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Pawsitive Impact Team.