Owner Surrendering Companion Animals

We understand there are circumstances where finding your pet a new home may seem like the best option… In the event you can no longer care for your pet, contact us at 208-883-1166 to discuss how HSoP can help.

While we would love to accept all animals, for the safety of our animals and staff we are unable to accept the following:

  • Animals with known aggression problems or behavioral disturbances, which would prevent them from being adopted

  • Animals that have bitten someone

  • Animals with known contagious or fatal diseases

  • Feral animals


How do you surrender a pet?


Please understand that as a limited-access, no-kill facility, we do not have room for all animals.  In order to stay a no-kill facility, HSoP does not euthanize to make space. 


That being said, to adhere to our no-kill stance we are unable to offer “walk-in” owner surrenders.  Please contact HSoP to discuss our owner surrender process prior to arriving at HSoP with your owned pet.

How many animals we adopt out decides how many animals we can take in, this includes stray animals.  Once HSoP reaches our care capacity, we cannot take in more animals.

Call (208) 883-1166 OR email: information@humanesocietyofthepalouse.org

Owner Surrender Fees:

  • Feline Owner Surrender Adult

  • Feline Owner Surrender under 6 months

  • Canine Owner Surrender under 2 months

  • Canine Owner Surrender 2-6 months

  • Canine Owner Surrender Fee Adult






To help HSoP better find the best possible home, we ask owners to fill out a personality profile for their pet.

HSoP also requires a copy of any medical care an owned animal has received.  Including but not limited to, spay/neuter and vaccination information. HSoP asks for a copy of any medical care provided, but surrendered animals are NOT required to be up to date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered prior to arrival.  

Hours of operation


We do our best to provide convenient hours to serve the Latah County community.

  • Monday – Saturday 1-6 pm


If HSoP does not have space, what next?

If your pet is spayed/neutered, we can help advertise your pet on our Petfinder page. We will create a courtesy listing for your pet, and advertise them along with our other adoptable pets. HSoP will only assist in the advertising, and you will be in control of the re-homing process. You will decide if there is a re-homing fee, home checks, or any other adoption requirements for your pet. The goal of courtesy listing is to help your pet find a new home, without needing to come into HSoP. If you would like HSoP to courtesy list your pet, please call us at (208)883-1166.

Alternatively, you can list your pet to be rehomed through Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet. This service allows you to create your own free listing to advertise your pet to others. It offers screening questions, resources for choosing a good family, and full control over where your pet goes. Your pet does not need to be spayed/neutered to use this service, but the new owners are obligated to have your pet fixed within 30 days of adoption. The adoption fee is passed along to the referring shelter or shelter of your choice, which helps us to care for any homeless pets that make their way into our facility. 

A direct link to Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet

If you need assistance getting your pet spayed/neutered, click this button: