Rehoming Your Pet

We understand that sometimes situations arise in which you are no longer able to care for your companion animal. LCHS will work with you to the best of our ability to ensure your pet has the best chance possible of finding a forever home.

**If you’re experiencing difficulties related to your pet,  whether the problem is behavioral, financial, or otherwise, our pet owner outreach team would love to talk with you. To reach our pet owner outreach team, contact and provide a summary of your situation and questions that you have.  Please keep in mind that we are not licensed veterinarians, all advice given is general, and our volunteer team is unable to verify if we can take in your pet or set up appointments for owner surrender.**

Before Surrendering Your Pet

Please consider these alternatives to surrendering your pet to the shelter. With the following tools, you can rehome your pet without it ever having to experience the stress of shelter life, which can be very difficult for an animal used to living in a home.

  • Place your pet with someone you know

  • Use social media to get the word out. Be sure to ask for references before allowing someone to adopt your pet

  • Visit Rehome. Rehome is a simple and free tool to help you find your pet a forever home. You will upload information about the pet, review applications, and finalize an adoption - all without the pet having to enter the shelter.

  • Search for breed-specific rescues

Surrendering Your Pet to LCHS

​Owners who wish to surrender their pet to the Lee County Humane Society should call the shelter first. This will allow us time to prepare for the arrival of your pet. When you come to the shelter you will be required to:

  • Provide veterinarian records

  • Complete a pet information form- remember the more information we have about your pet the better opportunity we can give them for finding a forever home

  • Proof of residence in Auburn or Opelika (power or water bill is acceptable)


Please consider alternatives to surrendering your pet.