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Adopt. Surrender. Foster

Adoption

We appreciate your patience as our application team works as quickly as possible to process applications.  You can expedite the process by giving your vet permission to speak with us and letting your references know to expect a call.  We often communicate by email so please be sure to check your email and spam folders!

Surrender

Canine Surrender Application

If no other options are viable, and you need to surrender your canine, please complete a Canine Request for Surrender form by clicking on the link below.

  • After a review, MHS will contact you to discuss whether we are able to offer your dog an evaluation and to schedule an appointment.

  • Please note: you MUST provide proof of current rabies vaccination to surrender your canine. We are unable to perform an evaluation without it.

  • A $20 deposit is required {click here to pay deposit via PayPal} to hold an appointment, and must be paid within 24hrs of scheduled appointment. If deposit is not paid, appointment is automatically released to the next canine on the waiting list. 

  • Deposit will be applied to surrender fee if intake approved, and refunded (via online) if declined. Deposit is forfeited for no show appointments or appointments cancelled in less than 24 hours. Please be courteous and call us at 203-238-3650 if you are unable to keep your appointment for any reason. 

  • If your dog passes the evaluation, a $100 surrender donation can be paid via cash, check or Paypal and is due at intake.

Foster

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Foster families are ALWAYS needed!  We seek foster care for animals who are:

  • Pregnant or nursing

  • Too young for vaccines

  • In need of close observation or support due to a medical need

  • Seniors in need of retirement or hospice care

Feline Surrender Application

If no other options are viable, and you need to surrender your feline, please complete the Feline Request for Surrender form by clicking on the link below.

  • After a review, MHS will contact you to discuss whether we are able to offer an intake time for your cat.

  • Please keep in mind we currently have a waiting list for felines at this time.  We encourage you to contact several as many rescues as possible.

  • Please note: you MUST provide proof of a current rabies vaccination to surrender your feline. We are unable to accept your feline without it.

  • There is a $50 surrender donation for all felines taken into the shelter. This can be paid by cash, check or Paypal and is due at intake.

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