Prince William County Animal Control
Surrender A Pet
If you are unable to keep your pet, please consider all other options first. Have you checked with anyone you know that may want the pet? Are there any rescue groups that are willing to take your pet? There are so many things you can try before bringing your pet to the Shelter. Bringing your pet to the Shelter should always be your last resort!
There are various reasons we may not be able to adopt your pet out to another home. Some of these reasons include: People aggression, dog aggression, food aggression, and poor health. Please take into consideration that our Shelter has limited accessibility to veterinary care and does not turn a domestic animal away.* While we wish we could save every animal brought in, we simply cannot.
Please read our release statement, below, so you are aware of our policies before you make the decision to bring us your pet.
"I DO own the animal described above and voluntarily surrender all property rights in this animal to Prince William County. I understand that this animal may be placed in an adoptive home, or humanely euthanized, either immediately or if the Shelter determines that a suitable home cannot be found. There will be no notification made to me concerning the disposition of this animal. To the best of my knowledge, said animal has not bitten any human within the past 10 (ten) days."
If you do decide to surrender your pet to us, please bring it in during our normal business hours.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Please note that if you have gotten your pet from another rescue or shelter, you are under contract to take them back to that particular establishment if you are unable to keep the animal.