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Due to the increased number of animals being surrendered to HSNT's facility and the extremely high call volume,​ we ask that you fill out the surrender form, to request an appointment. We appreciate your patience.


The Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) is here to help each family work through the best options for their pet(s), including rehoming and surrendering. Below are the most common recommended steps.

If you need to surrender a farm animal such as a horse, goat, pig, chicken, etc., please visit our Equine Resources & Livestock Resources pages to view all available options. If you have further questions, please contact our Equine & Livestock Department at 817.891.6203 or email

Before surrendering your pet to any shelter:

Contact HSNT and other organizations focused on helping owners keep the fur families together, for resources that may be available to help you keep your pet.


Try to rehome your pet with a friend or family member who you know and trust.
  1. Collect info/photo for a pet profile for your pet

  2. Take a current photo fido/fluffy looking at the camera and a full-body shot

  3. Provide information about your pets likes and dislikes and what would be the perfect home for him/her.

  4. ​Utilize social media to post your pet profile to ensure your pet is going to a good match and loving home

  5. Utilize free or low-cost adoptions pages to post your pet profile to interested adopters such as: *listing fees may apply*

  6. Contact foster-based rescues and breed-specific rescues about rehoming your pet from someone else's home to avoid the stress of shelter life. 

If rehoming isn't an option, HSNT's Animal Resource Center will be able to assist you. Please email our Animal Resource Center for more information on surrendering a pet and to schedule an appointment between 12 pm–5 p.m. Mon-Sat (Space Permitting) Closed Sunday.

 At the time of surrendering your pet, there will be a surrender fee.

Small dogs and adult cats 6 months and older are $50 to surrender  

Large dogs 6 months and older are $100 to surrender

Puppies/kittens under 6 months are $20 each to surrender

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