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We understand that rehoming your pet is a difficult process and we are here to help in any way we can.

Maybe you’ve checked with local veterinarians, trainers, or explored online for solutions. Perhaps you have reached out to to friends, family, or co-workers to try and find a suitable home. But if you feel you’ve tried everything and need to rehome your pet through us, please contact us to discuss your situation and review our admissions protocol. Our compassionate staff will be here to help you every step of the way.

Call Ahead

We strongly advise pet owners to contact us to ask about the surrender process before coming into the shelter. We want you and your pet to feel as comfortable and prepared as possible for the transition.

Please understand that our kennel space is limited. We recommend you call in advance to make arrangements to surrender your pet since we cannot always guarantee kennel space.

Consider a Donation

We do request a $25 donation towards your pet’s care while they are seeking shelter with us.

Things to Remember

We will need your State ID or Driver’s License to process your animal’s intake.

Please bring any pet medical records, special food, and a favorite toy or blanket to help make your pet’s transition to the shelter easier.

We ask you to arrive at least one hour before closing to process the intake promptly. Click here to see our hours.

Our staff will review our euthanasia policy with you. This is one of the most common concerns we hear from clients when they are surrendering. The Bangor Humane Society works hard every day to ensure we are giving every animal that comes through our doors a fair chance at finding a perfect match. We do not euthanize animals because they have been with us too long or because we have too many. We will not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals to make room for new intakes. We only consider euthanasia as a last option if an animal is unpredictable and could be a threat to people, other animals, or themselves.

We work hard with our veterinary partners to provide the best medical care possible to animals in our facility. If there is nothing that a veterinarian can do to make an animal comfortable, and they no longer have a quality of life, only then we will consider euthanasia.

Personality Profiles

Please tell us as much as you can about your pet so we can ensure the best possible placement in a new home.

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