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Surrender & Rehoming Assistance

Can't keep your pet? Before you bring them to the shelter, let us help!

Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia is dedicated to assisting Philly's pet owners while helping decrease the number of animals brought to our animal control shelter, ACCT Philly each year. One way is to help pets bypass the shelter altogether by connecting pet owners with local animal rescues!

Can you hang onto your pet while looking for a new home?

Great! Get Your Pet is an organization dedicated to helping pet owners SAFELY rehome their pets. Simply list your pet and connect with local adopters. Get Your Pet will help you navigate the screening and adoption process. Learn more and get started at

Before you go to the shelter, connect with a local animal rescue!

NOTE: Upon completion of this form, your information will be forwarded to local animal rescues and a representative from one or more organizations may contact you at the email address/telephone number provided above to discuss further assistance and/or surrendering options.  Please be advised that completion of this form in no way guarantees placement of your animal with a rescue.  While Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia and the participating rescues will do their best to exhaust all resources and options to accommodate the necessary surrender of your pet, placement will be dependent upon availability and capability of the rescues to house your animal and place it up for adoption.


Please visit our Community Pet Help Desk for additional resources to help keep your pet out of the shelter.

Simply complete an owner surrender request for each pet you need help with below. Your request will be automatically forwarded to a network of Philadelphia-area animal rescues. If a rescue is able to help, they will contact you directly!

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