Update: MAY/JUNE 2024 – Due to the overwhelming number of owner surrenders flooding the rescue community we are currently stretch thin and cannot accept any owner surrenders at this time.  The rescue community is going through a crisis and all shelters, rescues, and human societies are full, and are being forced to euthanize at an alarming rate.  To avoid that happening our suggestion is to reach out to family and friends, or other trusted sources who may be interested in taking in your dog.  Please read Kane County’s website for information on how to rehome yourself.  http://kanecountypets.com/selfrehoming.aspx 

Magnificent Mutts reserves the right to not accept animals we feel would not be suitable for adoption. 

Current economic and financial difficulties have affected most everyone these days. In dealing with financial hardship, we all have to make tough decisions. If you have found yourself out of money and out of answers, we would like to help. If you are reading this you have probably considered surrendering your pet, but your torn because you don’t want your beloved pet to end up in a cage for the rest of their life. Magnificent Mutts understands, and we would like to help. When considering surrendering your pet, we suggest you try the following items listed below first.

  • Have you spoken to friends, family, co-workers, or anyone who might consider taking your pet? Ask them if they know of anyone who is looking for a pet.
  • If buying food is the issue, local food pantries also offer assistance with pet food. Please consult your county government, local church or food pantry in your area for further details.
  • If veterinary expenses are the problem, talk to your vet and discuss what services are absolutely necessary, and which ones can maybe wait.
  • Visit the American Humane Societies they have a “Tips for Homeowners” with pets who are facing foreclosure.
  • If your pet is just not adjusting or seems hard to handle, consider taking your pet to an obedience class or consult a professional trainer.

If you have tried some or all of the suggestions listed above, we will try to help in any way we can. Magnificent Mutts has specific requirements for an owner surrender. Please read them before proceeding.

  • You must be the legal owner of the animal you are surrendering.
  • You will need to fill out our Owner Surrender Form below.
  • Once we have received your Owner Surrender form we will call you or contact you via email to further discuss your situation.
  • An appointment will be made for you, your pet, and a volunteer from Magnificent Mutts at our preferred veterinarian’s office. At this appointment, the overall health and disposition of your pet will be assessed. Magnificent Mutts reserves the right to not accept animals we feel would not be suitable for rehoming.
  • All medical records and information about the health and care of your pet should be brought to the veterinarian’s appointment. This will help us assess the overall health of your pet, and also prevents unnecessary expenses.
  • Although it is difficult, a lot of people surrender their pets when they are elderly or sick, and the only option might be euthanasia. Euthanasia fees will be at the owner’s expense.
  • Magnificent Mutts has a surrender fee for each type of pet. This fee helps provide food, shelter, and other expenses for the animal until it can find a new home. Please consult the chart below.
$100 Dogs
$100 Litter of puppies

In order for MM to consider a surrender, the pet must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations.

We know that the decision to surrender your pet is an extremely complicated and emotional one. Magnificent Mutts understands and strives to help you through this difficult time. If you have any further questions, or need additional information please contact us.

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