An important service Carter’s Rescue provides to the community is accepting owner surrenders of companion animals.
If you have a pet that you can no longer provide care for, or no longer wish to keep, you can surrender the animal to Carter’s Rescue. In return, we ask that you make a small financial contribution to assist the shelter, a charitable organization, with the ongoing care of the animal. However that’s not necessary and we will still provide a home for him/her.
If you’re considering surrendering your pet because you feel unable to deal with his or her behaviour, we encourage you to seek advice and training to work with behaviour problems before making a final decision. Most behaviour problems arise due to miscommunication between the owner and the pet (for example, pushing or yelling at a dog for jumping up only encourages more jumping), or when a certain need of the pet is not being met (inadequate exercise can lead to hyperactive and destructive dogs).
If all else has failed and you must surrender your pet. Please download and fill out the attached form and send it back to us or call us for an appointment.
BECAUSE ALL OUR STAFF ARE VOLUNTEERS, WE ASK THAT YOU NOT SURRENDER YOUR PET ON WEEKENDS OR OUTSIDE BUSINESS HOURS.
Carter’s Rescue is comprised of a very small and dedicated group of volunteers who also hold down full time jobs. Please be patient when contacting us to either adopt one of our dogs or surrender yours.
ADOPTION -please visit our adoption application. Please fill out completely and submit. Someone will be in contact with you within 48 hrs regarding your application. Please do not call or contact before that time. We will get back to you in a timely fashion. We have a high volume of emails and applications with one person replying to all.
SURRENDERING – please visit our surrender form. Please fill out completely with as much information that you can provide us and submit. Someone will contact you within a 48 hr period. Submitting a surrender form does not guarantee that we will be able to take your dog. We have a waiting list, we always have a waiting list and may not be able to accommodate your dog right away.
Whether wishing to adopt or surrender, please be patient with us and follow the above directions to ensure you receive a reply. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE RETURNED as there is no time due the sheer volume of inquiries we deal with on a day to day basis.