Surrendering Your Pet to Us

Suncoast Humane Society accepts pets surrendered by their owner as well as those found as lost or stray. We realize that pet owners sometimes have to make the heartbreaking decision to surrender their pet for a variety of reasons. Unpredictable changes in life situations, allergies in the family, financial difficulties, or behavioral problems are just a few.  If you have any doubts regarding surrendering your pet, please call to discuss possible options. We can offer advice or refer you to a trainer, behaviorist or other experts, that may enable you to keep your pet. If the decision has been made to surrender the pet, we are here to help.

There are several things we ask you to remember when surrendering a pet:

  • Have your pet’s veterinary records and any important documents. Having as much information as possible about your pet makes it easier for us to get to know him or her and expedite the intake process.
  • Please Make a Donation. Suncoast Humane Society operates solely on individual donations, wills, bequests and gifts from foundations. We do not receive government funding and are not supported financially by national animal welfare organizations. Each animal turned into our shelter costs us well over $350 to accept and care for. While no animal in need is ever turned away for lack of a donation, we do ask that you consider a minimum donation of $25. Please give what you can, as every donation helps.

Our intakes are currently by appointment only Tuesday – Saturday, 1PM – 3:30PM. 

Please contact Kelly at 941-474-7884 ext. 409 or email Kelly at to make an appointment or if you have surrender questions. Please have your vet  fax us medical records and vaccine history at 941-475-3877.  This will help to expedite the intake process.

Please complete an appropriate surrender form: 

DOG Surrender Form

CAT Surrender Form

BIRD Surrender Form

SMALL MAMMAL Surrender Form