Rehoming/Surrendering a Pet

The decision to relinquish your beloved pet is never an easy one. Before you decide to surrender, rehome, or return your dog or cat, please look through the services the SPCA offers to help keep your family companion in your home during difficult times.


SPCA’s Low-Cost Veterinary Services: Click Here

Behavior Support:

-SPCA Behavior Department
(914) 941-2896 ext. 124 or 116

-SPCA Behavior Page – Coming Soon

Moving with Pets:

Moving can be stressful for both humans and pets. Pets may have behavior or medical challenges during a move due to stress. Below you will find helpful information regarding relocating with your pet.

-Finding pet friendly housing – Click Here

-Information sheets on how to move with your cat or dog – Coming Soon

Assistance with Keeping your Pet During Financial Difficulties: Click Here


-Self Rehoming for Non-SPCA alumni – Click Here

-Self-Rehoming for SPCA Alumni – Please contact our Dog and Cat Coordinators below for more information.

Dogs – Eileen@spcawestchester.org
Cats: Kasey@spcawestchester.org

Surrendering for Adoption:

While we strive to keep all of our Rescue Center animals healthy with mental and physical stimulation, it can still be an extremely stressful place for animals to live.  We consider this option to be a last resort when all other avenues have been exhausted.  Please review our services/resources section as well as our self-rehoming section above prior to contacting the SPCA in the event these option help keep your pet in the home.

Submitting a request is not a guarantee that your animal will be accepted into our Rescue Center for adoption.

Pets We Can Accept for Surrender into Our Adoption Program:

We can accept animals who are both medically and behaviorally sound.  We cannot accept an animal that has significant behavioral issues, a bite history, history of aggression towards humans or other animals into our adoption program.  Animals with medical issues are considered on a case-by-case basis upon veterinary review.

Surrender Fees: This fee helps offset the cost of caring for and placing your pet.  Income based assistance for this fee can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.  Please reach out if needed.

Dogs – $100
Cats – $50
Other animals – To be determined

Animal Surrender Process:

Submit a Surrender Application -Coming Soon

    1. Link to dog form
    2. Link to cat form

Once you have submitted your application, a member of the SPCA staff will reach out. Eligible pets will be scheduled for an appointment for a behavioral assessment to determine if he or she will be a suitable candidate for living successfully in the shelter environment.