Surrendering/Rehoming Pets

We know it can be challenging to have to surrender or rehome a pet. We receive many requests per week asking us to take in cats and we help as much as we can, but we do not have a shelter facility and rely on a network of foster homes which are continually full.

Surrendering and Rehoming Options

If you are unable to keep your pet and you adopted them from a rescue or Humane Society, you may be contractually obligated to return your pet to them.  Please review your paperwork or call the rescue/shelter for further information.

If you adopted your pet from Animal Allies, they will need to be up to date on vaccinations before we can take them back in. Please contact us for more information.

If your pet is up to date on the vaccines and is fixed, you can also advertise them on rehoming and adoption sites:

If you need assistance with resources or training, shelters like the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Animal Welfare League of Arlington offer helpful support.