Surrendering Your Pet


All owner surrenders require an appointment. Please contact our Admissions department directly at 360-692-6977 ext. 1123 or email to learn about available pet surrender options.

If you recently adopted a pet and need to return it to the shelter, please note that we are now requiring appointments for all returns, regardless of the timeframe from adoption or reason for return. Please contact our Admissions department directly at 360-692-6977 ext. 1123 or email

If you are in need of behavior support for your pet, please contact for support for cats and kittens, and for support for dogs and puppies.

If you are looking to rehome your pet due to the inability to afford pet food or pet supplies, please come to the shelter to visit our Pet Food Pantry. We can provide you with support during times of financial crisis. You can visit the shelter any day between 12 pm and 4 pm and check-in at the Pet Adoption Center for assistance.

Kitsap Humane Society realizes that the decision to surrender your pet can be difficult. KHS accepts dogs, cats, and most types of household pets surrendered by appointment only.

If you are considering giving up your pet due to behavior issues, we recommend that surrender to the shelter be a last resort, since those issues can be a barrier to adoption at the shelter. Many unwanted behaviors can be corrected, enabling pets to remain with their families. Toileting issues, “mouthiness,” certain types of food and toy guarding, and many other troublesome behaviors are relatively easy to treat or manage if you know how. If you would like information about training or other solutions for keeping your pet, please visit ASPCA

Need to surrender an animal?


To make an appointment to surrender your pet, please contact or (360) 692-6977, ext. 1123.


To expedite your visit you can complete some of the required paperwork ahead of time and bring it with you to the shelter. Please provide as much detailed information about your pet’s personality and history – this information is very helpful for finding your pet a new home.

Owner Surrender Dog Profile 

Owner Surrender Cat Profile


Arrive for your appointment on time with your pet safely contained, either on leash or in a carrier. Please come prepared to your appointment with any/all medical records for your pet and your photo ID. Pets with medical conditions that arrive without vet records may be asked to reschedule their appointment.

Please note, based on the CDC’s recommendations, we are requiring that all customers visiting our shelter to wear a mask or other type of face covering when they come to our facility.


All pets being surrendered are given a short behavior and medical assessment. Occasionally, animals are brought in for surrender that shelter staff determines are either too sick or too dangerous to adopt out. If your pet does not meet the medical and behavior qualifications for the adoption program, staff will discuss other rehoming options or offer humane euthanasia services.


Surrender Prices

 Age  Altered Unaltered Out Of County
Senior (10+ Years)
 $100 $125 Additional $25
Older Adult (7-10 Years) $80 $100 Additional $25
 Adult (6 Months +) $60 $85 No Additional Fee
Kitten/Puppy (Under 6 Months) $0 $0 No Additional Fee
Pocket Pets  $75 $75 Not Available
Low Income (with Proof) 50% off 50% off 50% off

Home to Home Program

Our Home to Home foster-to-surrender program has been in place since 2015, and is a special surrender program designed to help animals that may not do well in a shelter/kennel environment. Through the Home to Home program, a pet that needs to be surrendered, but who may have behavioral or medical barriers to a successful stay in the kennel, is fostered by their owner until the pet finds a home. While in foster care, Kitsap Humane Society promotes the pet for adoption, arranges adoption meet and greets, and provides any needed supplies, medical care or behavioral/training support. When an adopter is found, the pet goes from its former home to its new home, without a stay at the shelter. Candidates for the Home to Home program are selected by Kitsap Humane Society staff following a review of a pet’s surrender profile.

If you can no longer keep your pet, and think your pet may be a candidate for the Home to Home program, please email

Last Litter Program

Has your pet had a new litter of puppies or kittens? Make it their last litter!

Kitsap Humane Society works to reduce pet overpopulation, help prevent unplanned litters, and ensure that every animal in our community has a home. Through the Last Litter program, KHS offers FREE spay surgery for any female dog or cat whose offspring (puppies or kittens) is surrendered to the shelter for our adoption program! How it works:

  • Work with our Admissions staff to schedule a surrender appointment for your pet’s offspring.
  • Puppies and kittens must be weaned.
  • There is no surrender fee for puppies or kittens.
  • When you bring the babies in for surrender, you will be provided with a voucher for a free spay surgery for your pet through our Low-Cost Spay/Neuter program.
  • Schedule your pet for free spay surgery through our online Spay/Neuter scheduling website (and provide the voucher at time of payment).
  • KHS will get your pet’s babies vaccinated, treated for worms and fleas, spay/neutered, microchipped, and will find them great homes!
  • The Last Litter program is open to residents of Kitsap and Mason Counties.

For more information, or to sign up for the Last Litter program, contact or 360-692-6977, ext. 1123.