Owner Surrender Information

Chicago Animal Advocates currently does accept owner surrenders, but only if we have the space to do so, and on a case by case basis. We are a small organization with limited funding, and our priority are animals in animal control facilities. 

We currently accept: cats, dogs, chickens, guinea pigs, and other small animals (no rabbits at this time).

We understand life doesn't always work out the way you want it to, and difficult decisions have to be made. If we cannot accept an animal, we will provide you with as much information as we can to aid you in re-homing your pet. 

If you would like to surrender your animal please fill out the application below. NOTE: filling out this application does NOT automatically mean your animal will be accepted in our organization. After your application is reviewed, a Chicago Animal Advocates representative will contact you.

We do require a fee for owner surrenders. Animals that have been spayed or neutered have a $50.00 surrender fee, and animals that are not are $75.00 - cats and dogs only. 

Owner Surrender Application
Name *
Your Pets Information
I am surrendering: *
Note: We currently only accept cats and dogs. All other animals maybe considered, but likely not accepted at this time.
Please provide information such as age, color, breed, and temperment.
Is your pet spayed or neutered? *
Is your pet potty trained or litter box trained? *
Please select all that apply.
Does your pet have any health issues and/or require medication? *
Please provide any and all information on the disease/health issue and medications required.
Examples: food aggression, leash aggression, does not like to share toys, afraid of men... etc
May we contact them to get medical records?
This is only done AFTER a pet has been accepted into our organization.
Has your pet interacted with other:
This is an application and not a binding contract to Chicago Animal Advocates. I understand my application will be reviewed by a Chicago Animal Advocates Representative, and then I will be notified of a decision.
Due to limited foster homes and funding we are not able to accept every animal into our program.
I understand that if my animal is accepted into Chicago Animal Advocates, I will have to pay a surrender fee.
$50 for animals that ARE spayed or neutered. $75 for animals that ARE NOT spayed or neuterd. **Fees maybe waived, but only on a case by case basis. This is up to the discretion of the Chicago Animal Advocates Board.**
Date *