• 1422 East 600 North
  • Main : (801) 444-2200
  • M-F 10am to 6pm

What to expect at your appointment

Animal Care of Davis County can only accept owner-surrendered animals from residents of Davis County.

We understand that sometimes it is necessary to surrender your pet to give it a second chance. Those decisions should not be taken lightly. When you surrender your pet, you will be asked to fill out a personality profile that tells us as much as you can about them so that we can find the perfect home for them going forward.

If you are surrendering your pet for behavioral issues, it is important to be honest with us about the issues your pet is experiencing. This will help us find the right home for them, and sometimes, just changing the environment the animal is in can be the path to success. For example, a pet that doesn't get along with kids or other animals should be placed with a family that has no children or other pets in the home. Other times, your pet's behavior may unknowingly be easily remedied, and with our resources, you might be able to keep your pet in your home after receiving the help we can provide.

In rare instances, the animal might have medical needs that you can no longer care for. In those cases, we ask that you bring thorough medical documentation from your primary veterinarian so that we can confer with them and continue the care as needed.

Alternatives to surrendering

Sometimes it’s just not possible to keep a pet, but before making the decision to surrender, please consider all of your options. Learn more about alternatives to surrendering your pet, including many wonderful rehoming options.

What to bring

Surrender Fees

  • Photo Identification
  • Complete Surrender Form (see below)
  • Veterinary Records
  • Microchip information
  • Payment

Domestic animal: $45
Litter (less than 8 weeks old): $45

We can also help with surrendering livestock. Please call 801-444-2200 to learn more about this program and the associated fees.

Schedule an Appointment

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