Surrendering Your Pet

Our goal is to find a loving home for every healthy, adoptable pet. We can achieve this by knowing more about the animals that come into our care.

Pets are accepted by appointment

  • Call 253-249-7849 to schedule an appointment to surrender your pet.

  • Bring the questionnaire, current ID, and a copy of your pet’s veterinary records to the appointment.

  • After all information about your pet has been gathered and the animal assessment evaluation is completed, we will discuss your options with you so you can make the best decision for your pet.

AVHS charges a fee for surrendering your pet to us for adoption. It’s costly to care for your pet: We provide medical treatment, spay or neuter, and behavior therapy (if needed) before placing your pet in a loving, forever home.