Staff at the Ukiah Shelter know surrendering your beloved pet can be a difficult and heart wrenching decision. Our surrender process is aimed at making your decision as easy as possible for you, AND your pet. The following information can help you through the process:

Before you contact the shelter about surrendering a pet, visit - a website where individuals can post profiles of pets for potential adopters. Getyourpet can help you rehome your pet without a shelter or rescue between you and an adopter.

ALL OWNER SURRENDERS REQUIRE AN APPOINTMENT. Call 707-467-6453 to schedule an appointment and to discuss alternatives such as contacting rescue groups. We do not accept owner surrenders without an appointment.

•We can only accept owner surrenders from Mendocino County residents, and proof of residency is required at the time of the surrender.

•There is a fee of $40 to surrender a pet to the Ukiah Shelter.

•The link below will take you to Mendocino County's website. Click on the hi-lited SHELTER'S OWNER SURRENDER FORM to download the PDF file, then print, fill out, and bring the form with you at the time of your appointment. Please be as thourough and honest about your pet as possible, so we will be better able to find him or her the best new home.

•At the time of your appointment, please bring any veterinary records, including vaccine records.