Resources for Rehoming Your Pet

We know that rehoming your pet is not an easy decision. And we are here to help and provide you with resources to find your beloved pet a safe and happy home.

When looking to rehome your pet, we encourage you do look at nationally known resources to help you. Taking time to find the right home for your pet is imperative. Be Patient. Give yourself time. This will ensure that you find the right family for your pet.

Before rehoming your pet, ACS suggest that you visit the Kentucky Animal Abuse Registry.

Animal abuse registry

Pet Rehoming Websites

These pet rehoming websites are specifically designed to help individual pet owners rehome their pets on their own.

The Kentucky Humane Society offers a Pet Helpline for owners seeking resources. Please visit their website to inquire about this service.

Surrendering Your Pet

Surrendering your pet is one of the hardest decisions to make. We appreciate you entrusting ACS as a resource to help you during this difficult time. ACS is dedicated to helping pet parents keep pets in their home by providing resources. If you want resources to help you through a tough time, please email us at the link below.

At ACS, we also understand that life may give you lemons – and there are situations beyond your control that will require you to rehome your pet. If you are looking to rehome your pet by surrendering it to ACS, please fill out our surrender request form.

ACS generally has a long waiting list of pets that are in need. Since ACS is not an open admissions shelter, it may take be several weeks before we can accept your pet. We are only able to assist when space and resources are available. We can not guarantee that by filling out our surrender request form that ACS will be able to accept your pet.

Surrender Fees

Because ACS is a private nonprofit agency, ACS charges a small admissions fee for surrendered pets. This fee helps cover the basic daily cost of care and any medical needs your pet may experience while waiting for a new home. It costs ACS approximately $400 to provide care for each animal that comes to us, so we welcome any donation you are able to make in addition to the admissions fee.

  • If the pet is not altered or up to date on vaccinations the surrender fee will be $150.
  • If the pet is altered and up to date on vaccinations the surrender fee will be $50. (Please note veterinarian records are required at the of surrendering your pet).
Contact ACS For Resources Surrender Request Form