Intake/Surrender Application - Your Sanctuary During a Difficult Decision

🌟 Ensuring a Brighter Future for Your Beloved Pet 🌟

At Summit’s Sanctuary Animal Rescue (SSAR), we recognize the profound difficulty and emotional distress that can accompany the decision to surrender a pet. This decision is never easy and is often made under challenging circumstances. It is our firm belief that compassion, understanding, and support are paramount during these times. SSAR is committed to the welfare and well-being of every animal that comes into our care.

Our mission extends beyond mere sheltering; we strive to provide a sanctuary where each animal is treated with the love and respect they deserve. We are dedicated to ensuring that every pet, regardless of their past, has the opportunity to find a new forever home where they can thrive and be loved unconditionally. Our team works tirelessly to create positive outcomes for these animals, believing that every pet has the right to a happy and healthy life.

Important Requirements for Pet Surrender

🌟Notice to All Pet Owners Considering Surrender🌟

At Summit’s Sanctuary Animal Rescue (SSAR), we are dedicated to working collaboratively with you to ensure the best possible future for the pets under your care. To assist in their transition and to keep our records up to date, we kindly request the following from all pet owners during the surrender process:

  • Monthly Status Updates: Regular updates on your pet’s well-being are crucial. This enables us to maintain accurate records and aids in their rehoming process.

  • Photos: Visual updates, especially for puppies, are invaluable. They help us in creating engaging profiles for adoption and foster care platforms, increasing the chances of finding a new home sooner.

  • Open Communication: Your readiness to provide additional information or respond to inquiries will significantly smooth the transition for your pet. Your insights into their personality, needs, and medical history are invaluable in matching them with the perfect new family or foster home.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and plays a vital role in the successful rehoming of your beloved pet. Together, we can ensure they receive the love and care they deserve.

Why Surrender to SSAR?

Choosing to surrender your pet to Summit’s Sanctuary Animal Rescue is a decision that comes with several benefits, both for you and your beloved animal. We understand the trust you place in us when you make this choice, and we are committed to honoring that trust by ensuring the best possible care for your pet.

  • Medical Care and Behavioral Training: One of the foremost benefits of surrendering your pet to SSAR is the comprehensive medical care and behavioral training we provide. Every animal in our care undergoes a thorough health check, receiving necessary vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and any required medical treatments. Our experienced team also assesses and addresses behavioral needs, providing training and rehabilitation to help pets become their best selves.
  • Finding the Perfect Home: Our dedicated staff and volunteers work diligently to find the perfect match for each pet. We take into consideration the unique personality, needs, and preferences of each animal to ensure they are placed in a loving and suitable forever home. Our adoption process is thorough and thoughtful, prioritizing the well-being and happiness of both the pet and the adoptive family.
  • Dedication to Animal Welfare: At SSAR, our commitment to the animals in our care is unwavering. We believe every pet deserves a chance for a better life, and we are dedicated to making that possibility a reality. By choosing SSAR, you are ensuring that your pet is in compassionate and capable hands. We go above and beyond to provide for their needs, treat them with kindness, and give them the love and attention they deserve until they find their new home.
  • We understand the emotional weight of surrendering a pet, and we are here to support you through the process. Surrendering to SSAR means you are not giving up on your pet; you are giving them a new beginning. Our promise is to stand by every animal’s side, offering them care, rehabilitation, and the chance at a happy, loving future.

Intake/Surrender Application FAQS

Before deciding to surrender your pet, consider all possible alternatives that might allow you to keep your pet at home. This could include behavioral training for any issues, financial support for medical care, or finding pet-friendly housing options. We at SSAR are here to discuss your situation and explore all possible solutions to help keep your pet with you.

When filling out the intake/surrender form, please provide as much information as possible about your pet, including their medical history, vaccination records, behavioral traits, likes and dislikes, and any other details that will help us care for and find the most suitable home for them.


While we do not require a surrender fee, we kindly suggest a donation to help cover the costs of caring for your pet until they find a new home. This donation is not mandatory, and the amount is entirely up to you. Every little bit helps us continue our mission to provide for all animals in our care.


Yes, we understand how difficult it is to surrender a pet, and we strive to keep former owners updated on their pet’s journey to finding a new home. While we cannot guarantee frequent updates due to the volume of animals we care for, we do our best to inform you when your pet has been adopted.


SSAR has a thorough adoption process that includes promoting pets on our website and social media, hosting adoption events, and carefully screening potential adopters to ensure a good match. Our goal is to find a loving and forever home for each pet, considering their specific needs and personalities. We also provide post-adoption support to new owners to ensure a smooth transition for the pet.

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