As your community animal resource, we encourage and support you, should you need to find a new home for your pet. Working together, we will try to help you to find a solution to re-homing your pet(s) before considering admission to AWS. Pets that can be re-homed by their current owners ensures that valuable resources and kennel spaces at the shelter are reserved for at-risk and in-need animals with no owner.
Use one of our resources
We offer several programs and services to support you and your pet and maintain that lifelong bond. If you dog's behavior is the issue, we offer a wide array of dog obedience training, both public classes and private consultations. We also may be able to offer support over the phone to provide suggestions and/or resources to alleviate pet behavior issues. Should the reason you are looking to rehome your pet include a medical issue, we provide affordable veterinary care at our Community Veterinary Clinic.
Try services to rehome your pet yourself
There are many community resources, such as dedicated social media pages and groups to help you find a suitable home for your pet. There are also online services available in some parts of the country to help people rehome their pets. We encourage you to explore all avenues in your community before submitting an admissions request to AWS.
Unexpected litter re-homing services
Through a partnership between our Community Veterinary Clinic and our Adoption Center, we can help your mother dog/cat and her new litter through our Mother Spay Program. Once the litter is weaned, we will spay the mother at no cost to you (and she goes home with you!) and we will find homes for all the little ones if you admit them to AWS’ Adoption Program. Learn more.
To admit a pet to AWS
If other re-homing options aren’t suitable for your situation, we are here to help. To get started, please click on the appropriate icon below. Please note that all admissions are done by appointment only. Making an appointment allows us to plan for the best care and support for you and your pet and to maximize available resources.
All admissions decisions are at the discretion of AWS staff and are based on available space and resources.