Owner Surrender Request

We understand that sometimes life happens, and families are no longer able to keep their dogs. And we want to help families when it comes to that point. However, at the Meridian Canine Rescue, we feel strongly that we should also help families to keep their dogs. 

Part of our mission is to educate the public about safe dog handling, dog body language, and basic training. We work with a great team of professionals who might be able to help you through whatever situation you're facing at home. Please feel free to email us at surrenders@meridianrescue.org if you need resources and/or references.

But if you find that you can no longer take care of your dog, you may submit an owner surrender request below. We will consider each request and respond as soon as we can. Please understand that space is limited. We do ask for a surrender fee to help cover initial costs: $30 for a spayed/neutered dog and $65 for an intact dog. The fee may be waived depending on the circumstances.

Note: It is much easier for us to make a decision about a dog if we have all of the dog's information. Please fill out the form completely and honestly. All available medical records should be sent to surrenders@meridianrescue.org.

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Please indicate if your dog has received all of the following vaccinations from a vet: DA2PP or equivalent, Bordetella, and Rabies.
Please describe any known medical issues.
Please indicate which behavioral issues, if any, the dog displays.
Please detail the reason for the surrender, plus any additional information about the dog's health and temperament.