Surrendering a Pet
We only accept surrenders from City of Lancaster Residents. Please call ahead prior to bringing your pet to the shelter to confirm that space is available. 972-218-1210 or 972-218-1200.
Abandoning your animal in a crate or outside the Animal Shelter is not the correct process of surrendering.
Requirements & Fees
You must certify that the animal has not bitten or scratched anyone in the last 10 days. The surrender fee is $20 per animal or litter (under 12 weeks old). Please bring in your vaccination records with your pet and any other information that will help us re-home your pet.
If you have a deceased pet, contact 972-218-1200 or 972-218-1210 and request that your pet be picked up. The fee for pickup is $30. Payment may be taken over the phone or in person at 700 E Main Street. Deceased pets are picked up during normal business hours Monday through Friday.