Pet Surrender

The SPCA Suncoast is only equipped to receive fully vetted owner surrender animals (case by case basis).

We are not able to take stray, injured, medical needy animals.

Please contact Pasco Animal Control at (813) 929-1212.


Due to limited shelter space, and resources we cannot guarantee we can accept every animal.

If you have a pet you would like to rehome and we do not have space at our shelter,

please consider using a program from and The Petco Foundation.

Animal Surrenders are by Appointment Only

Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Animals brought to the shelter to be surrendered:

  • Must be current on all their shots.
  • Must be spayed or neutered.
  • Come with all their medical and most recent veterinarian records.
  • The cost to care for and to re-home pets can be in the hundreds of dollars for each animal that comes into our care. The shelter asks for a suggested minimum $25 donation at the time of your appointment to cover administrative and behavior specialist fees.


Reasons why pets are surrendered to animal shelters:

  • The cost of owning a pet can change due to financial hardship or health costs for the animal. Making the decision is not easy, please take time to look for resources in your community prior to considering surrendering your pet because you have a special bond with your pet.
  • Moving or change in housing. Prior to making the change, locate pet-friendly apartments and housing.  Otherwise, try re-homing with a friend or family member.  The next option is to use and The Petco Foundation. As a last resort, you may consider surrendering your pet.
  • Behavior Issues. Discuss options and suggestions with your veterinarian.  You may also find various information on the internet, and search online for a local animal trainer.


It is a misdemeanor in Florida to abandon pets

(Fla. Stats. § 828.13(2)(c), (3).)

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