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Owner Surrender

In an ideal world, all dogs live in one loving home from puppyhood until death. However, this is not always the case. When people become gravely ill, die, divorce, are forced to move, lose their home or job, and myriad of other unfortunate circumstances can be a reason for a dog needing to be rehomed.

Sadly, there are an enormous amount of requests for surrendering dogs to RROC. While we wish that we could help every single dog, it is impossible for us to do so. Although we do the best we can with the limited resources that we have, we cannot guarantee the acceptance of every owner surrender into rescue. During the initial interview, our Intake Coordinator will evaluate your situation to determine whether to proceed to the next step in the surrender process.

In the event that your dog is accepted into our rescue program, they will be placed in a carefully screened foster home for whatever length of time is necessary to assess your dogs medical, behavioral, and social needs. We will then rehome them with an adoption family that has also been carefully screened.

If you are a dog owner that, for whatever reason, needs to surrender your dog, please read below to better understand the process.

  1. Several current, clear photos of the dog and all vet records showing that the dog is current on vaccinations.
  2. You may also submit photos and scanned copies of vet records to the below email address: surrender@therroc.com
  3. Descriptions of the dog’s behavior, especially with people of every age, with other dogs, and with cats is especially helpful.

surrender_bodyPlease note that we can only take dogs when we have available foster homes. Providing as much information as possible will greatly increase the chances that we can consider a particular dog.

To begin the owner surrender process, please email our Intake Coordinator – surrender@therroc.com.