Compassionate Surrenders

Animal Friends Rescue Project primarily helps the at-risk dogs and cats from our overburdened local shelters. 

We accept owner surrenders on a case-by-case basis, with priority given to animals in or near Monterey County.

Your dog or cat must have current veterinary records and a good temperament to be considered for this program. We cannot accept dogs with a history of biting or aggressive behavior, nor can we take extremely shy or feral cats into our adoption program.

Our Compassionate Surrender Program guarantees that your pet will receive excellent care while in our program. Potential adopters are screened before your pet goes to a new home. 

We ask that you consider a tax-deductible donation to help defray your animal’s expenses while in our care. 

If you would like to be considered for this program, please fill out the species appropriate Owner Surrender Application below. We receive many more requests then we can accommodate, and will respond to you and provide other resources when possible.

You might also want to read about our free Courtesy Listings for pets looking for new homes.