Rehome an Animal

*We encourage animal owners to seek out all reasonable alternative before considering surrendering their animal(s) to the shelter.*

If you adopted your pet from another shelter or rescue, please contact them and make arrangements to return your animal.

Instead of bringing your pet to the shelter, list your pet on a rehoming website- if you are in need of essential supplies such as food for your pet while you try to rehome them, please contact us for assistance.

Animals posted to Rehome by Adopt a Pet will be featured on the MCASAC website as courtesy listings. Please use the code RCXHAQTL2U8AD8Z to post to Adopt a Pet for free.

Additional rehoming websites:

Home to Home

Rescue Me! 

If you are struggling with your pet's behavior, please email our Behavior Team for support! We're here to help you keep your pet by walking you through common behavior issues and offering solutions for management. This resource is free! Don't give up hope, help is here!

Browse through our Behavior Resources  or Financial Resources  sections to find ways to address specific behavior issues or for helpful information regarding pet food assistance, medical care assistance, housing, insurance, and more.

Surrendering your pet to MCASAC should be a last resort. Remember, you are your pet's best advocate! Check with friends, family, and neighbors to see if they would be willing to take your pet.

If you are facing a crisis such as eviction, homelessness, or domestic violence, you may be eligible for our Safekeep Program which provides temporary assistance for pets.

Appointments are required to surrender animals. We offer appointments during the following times:

Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call 240.773.5666.

The Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center is an open-admission organization. Despite our best efforts, some animals cannot be placed due to behavior and/or medical issues. Because of this, euthanasia may be the most humane outcome for certain animals.