Relinquishing a Pet
The San Diego Humane Society provides a relinquishment service to the public for pet owners who are unable to keep their pets.
The San Diego Humane Society, Gaines St. Campus and the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services (DAS) are co-located on the San Diego Campus for Animal Care and work together to find the best home for animals through their Joint Intake Policy.
*Please note: Stray animals are required by law to go to DAS so that their owners may claim them.
To inquire about relinquishing your pet at our North Campus, please call customer service directly at (760) 757-4357.
San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, Gaines St. Campus Intake Hours
Mon.-Sun., 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Intake Desk Hours:
Mon.-Sun., 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please call (619) 299-7012, extension 2241 or 2242 to make an appointment for relinquishment or for more information on relinquishing a pet.
Please allow at least 45 minutes for the relinquishment appointment. We ask that you complete the forms prior to arrival, OR allow an additional fifteen minutes before scheduled appointment to complete. You can download and fill out the forms necessary for relinquishment (below).
* Individuals that are late to their appointment will be accommodated as time allows, however it may be necessary to reschedule.
Pet History Questionnaires:
Please fill out all forms per animal as applicable.
Other Animals (Small animals, reptiles, birds, etc.)
If you have additional animals in the home who interacted with the pet you are relinquishing, please fill out this form also: