Surrender Your Pet

For the health and safety of our community, customers are required to wear masks for all appointments and services.

Need to surrender your pet?

surrenderWe understand there are circumstances where finding your pet a new home may seem like the best option… In the event you can no longer care for your pet, contact our Admissions department to discuss the possibility of surrendering it to the Greenville Humane Society for adoption.

While we would love to accept all animals, for the safety of our animals and staff we are unable to accept the following:

  • Stray animals: Pet owners need one central facility where they can search for their lost pet. The county-run shelter, Greenville County Animal Care Services (GCACS), performs this function. They are located at 328 Furman Hall Rd., or you can call (864) 467-3950.
  • Kittens that weigh less than 2 pounds
  • Animals with known aggression problems or behavioral disturbances, which would prevent them from being adopted
  • Animals that have bitten someone
  • Animals with known contagious or fatal diseases

For more information about these policies, please see the Surrender FAQs.

How do I surrender a pet?

 Please understand that as a limited-access, no-kill facility, we do not have room for all animals.

*Please bring only one person per animal to your appointment for your safety and the safety of others.*

Items to bring to your appointment:

  • Your pet (cats must be in a carrier & dogs must be leashed)
  • Print and complete a Dog Personality Profile for your dog or a Cat Personality Profile for your cat and bring it with you.
  • Past veterinary/ medical records
  • Any medications the pet is taking

The appointment process

  • The appointment will take approximately 30 minutes.
  • We will review your pet’s Personality Profile and medical records.
  • Your pet will undergo a temperament and medical evaluation.
  • If we are able to accept your pet at that time, you will be required to sign an agreement granting Greenville Humane Society legal ownership of the animal.
  • If we are unable to accept your pet, we are happy to counsel you about other options and placement alternatives.