Relinquishing Your Pet

Before you Relinquish:

At the Maclean Animal Adoption Center we understand that at times people are no longer able to care for their pets due to living situations, allergies or other reasons. If you are considering relinquishing your pet due to behavior concerns, please first click here to view our online behavior library that is full of information and tips for common behavior issues.

In the state of Montana, animals are private property so please bring a form of identification with you before surrendering or adopting an animal. If you have questions regarding the Montana laws, please click here.  The Center provides forms for your use as you organize your pet’s relinquishment. We encourage you to be as detailed as possible as all information will be used during assessment then passed along to your pet’s adoptive family. Copies of medical records and vaccination history are critical in providing the best care for your pet. We encourage you to contact your veterinarian prior to relinquishment to request a medical history report that you can share with us.

If you are surrendering a dog to the Maclean Animal Adoption Center please print, complete and bring with you the following:

Dog Behavior Surrender Form

Owner Surrender Form

$25 owner surrender fee

If you are surrendering a cat to the Maclean Animal Adoption Center please print, complete and bring with you the following:

Cat Behavior Surrender Form

Owner Surrender Form

$25 owner surrender fee