Shelter surrender should be the last resort for rehoming your pet. Why? The shelter environment can be very scary for your pet, which may lead to increased anxiety, disruptive behaviors and illness—all of which make it harder for your pet to find a new home.
If you have made efforts to rehome your pet and have been unsuccessful, you may surrender a pet to Pasadena Humane if you are a resident of one our 11 animal control service areas.* Owner surrenders are by appointment only. Please submit your Owner Surrender Request (disponible en Español). A Pasadena Humane staff member will be in contact within 72 hours with next steps for a surrender appointment.
If you need to immediately surrender your pet due to safety reasons or in case of emergency, please contact animal control at 626.792.7151 ext. 102.
The fee to surrender your pet is:
- Dog, Cat, Rabbit: $40
- Litter: $50
- Other animals: $15-$25, varies by species
*Altadena, Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada, La Crescenta-Montrose, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, and South Pasadena.
If you do not live in one of our animal control contract cities, please contact the shelter that services your area. Other local shelter systems include LA Animal Services, LA County Animal Care & Control, San Gabriel Humane Society.