Surrendering a Pet

The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is the only large public intake shelter in San Antonio to have regularly scheduled intake appointments for individuals attempting to find placement for owned, lost, or stray pets. We are a nonprofit, no-kill organization that does not euthanize for space. We regularly operate near or at capacity. This means we are only able to receive dogs and cats as others are adopted and space becomes available. Please note that to surrender a pet 4 months and older an up-to-date rabies vaccine is required!

All intake takes place at our Leeu Naylor Medical Building!

Intake Process

Surrender Fees

In order to help offset the cost of pet care while in the shelter, we require a scheduling fee at the time we contact you to schedule the intake appointment. This fee is based on the pet’s age, species, and any additional required testing.

Please note if the payment is not received, we cannot reserve the appointment.


4 months and over: $35/pet
Under 4 months: $35/litter


4 months and over: $35/pet
Under 4 months: $35/litter

Additional Fees

Required Parvo Test for puppies
under 1 year old: $29/test
(pricing varies for litters)

Intake Surrender Forms

To help ensure your visit runs as smoothly and quickly as possible, please download and fill out the proper forms below before arriving at the shelter:

Stray Surrender Form
Owned Cat Surrender Form
Owned Dog Surrender Form

All animals are vaccinated upon intake, and will be spayed/neutered before going home to their new adopters. All potential pet owners are screened and interviewed prior to adoption in order to find the best fitting home for every pet.

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