Owner Surrender Process
Thank you for contacting us regarding the surrender of your animal. We are sorry to hear things aren’t working in your home.
Furry Friends is a 100 percent volunteer-ran, foster-based organization, and we rely on fosters to take animals into their homes while they wait for adoption to their forever homes. This limits us on the quantity of animals we are able to take in and are often full to capacity with a waiting list. In order to continue offering the services we do, we address owner surrenders in the following fashion:
First, we will do a courtesy post on our social media pages to see if we can help you to rehome your animal. Before we can do so, please provide all the following information:
- Is the animal spayed/neutered?
- Is the animal up to date on shots? If so, can vet records be provided as proof?
- Does the animal have any known medical conditions?
- Does the animal have any special needs?
- Is the animal good with cats?
- Is the animal good with dogs?
- Is the animal good with children?
- Does the animal show any signs of aggression? If so, what triggers it? (E.g. food, toys, small dogs, etc.)
- Provide any additional information such as what the animal likes, dislikes, needs, etc.
- Provide a photo.
- Provide a contact phone number.
- Please note this number will be posted publicly and providing us with this information grants us permission to do so.
Next, we ask that you also contact other area rescues to see if they have openings.
- Central Dakota Humane Society 701-667-2020
- Kitty City 701-752-6594
If all other resources are exhausted, we will strive to take your animal under the following conditions:
- Please understand that we cannot guarantee we can take your animal immediately. We will take in your animal when a foster home becomes available.
- We require a minimum surrender fee of $50.00 per animal. This allows us to care for your animal until we can rehome it.
- If your animal requires medical treatment or there are multiple animals we reserve the right to charge additional fees.
- FFRR reserves the right to do an assessment prior to taking the animal.
- An owner surrender form will need to be signed upon the surrender of your animal.