Parting With     Your Pet

Find your answers here if you need to surrender your pet, rehome your pet, or if you need some resources to help with any difficult decisions.

Surrender

Pet Placement Center is a very small facility with limited resources. We are often restricted by our space and funding when considering surrenders. If in the event we cannot take your pet(s), we will offer options and suggestions that may be helpful. All suggestions made are with the full interest of the pet's quality of life. 

If surrendering is your only option, please email Kristin Stanford and include:

A full description of the animal(s)

The reason for surrender

Any medical records or information

Photos of the animal(s)

Any notes on behavioral issues

A behavioral assessment will be required prior to making a final decision. We charge a $50 surrender fee to go towards medical needs and monthly care.

Emails & phone calls will be returned within 48 business hours.

(Closed Monday & Tuesday)

Rehome

If you are no longer able to care for your animal but would prefer to take control and manage the placement of your pet(s), rehoming may be the option for you.

We recommend taking a look at our available resources first before considering this step as there may be more ideal options that could help keep your pet(s) in your home.

The link provided below will take you to Adopt-a-Pet's rehoming program.

They will help you get your pet(s) online, provide help when reviewing applications, and set up a meeting with the adopter all through a safe and secure network. 

If you need help with application questions or uncomfortable with choosing the right adopter, we can help. Just call (423) 877-0738.

We recommend staying away from options like Craigslist or Facebook as there are many dangerous people who do not have the best interest in your pet(s). Do not advertise your animal(s) as "free".

Rescources

Are you moving and need to find a place to rent but you're worried you can't bring your pets along, then you're in luck. Chattanooga has over 100+ pet-friendly apartments all over town. Just click the link below. 

Are you having behavioral problems that are just too difficult to manage? Is your dog "hyper-active" and needs an outlet to blow off some energy? Chattanooga has plenty of Canine Positive Reinforcement training facilities. It's all about finding the right one for you. 

Are bills more than expected and you just want what's best for your pet(s) but can't afford food or medical care? There is a multitude of resources available to help keep your pet(s) with you and relieve the stress on your wallet. 

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5975 Dayton Blvd.

Chattanooga, TN 37415

(423) 877.0738
(423) 877.0515
Shelter Hours: 
Mon. & Tuesday:  Closed
Wed. - Sunday:  Noon - 5:00p
*Hours may change for holidays

Important: Dog visitation hours end at 4:30 pm to allow the staff plenty of time to prepare all the dogs for bedtime. 

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Pet Placement Center is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations made to the facility are tax-deductible and go directly to helping the pets in their care. 

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