Owner Surrender Policy

Our Mission


We rarely take owner surrenders due to our mission and priority of rescuing dogs from

high kill shelters. However, we hope we can still help as we do not want to see any dog end up in a shelter.

Having trouble paying the vet bills?


We get it, owning a dog is expensive! Fortunately, there are resources available in our community to make caring for your pet more affordable. Here are some options:

  • Pets in Need of Greater Cincinnati- based on your income, they will assist you with vet bills 
  • UCAN- they offer spay/neuters for $80. Every Friday, from 12-2:30, they have walk-in vaccine clinics. There is NO exam fee!
  • Care Credit- many vets offer this credit card option so you can make low monthly payments.
  • GoFundMe- we will be happy to share

Have you contacted a trainer?


Talk with a professional before surrendering your dog. We have a knowledgeable and affordable trainer who is dedicated to helping people keep their pets by teaching you how to correct your dog‘s unwanted behaviors (aggression, obedience, house training, separation anxiety, etc.) Contact Le with BFF Canine Obedience.

Don’t have enough time?


With busy work schedules, it is hard to find the time to meet our dog‘s exercise needs. Fortunately, there are dog walking/dog sitting services like Rover. There are also affordable doggy daycares in the area like Klassy K-9. 



There are pet-friendly and pitbull friendly apartments/housing options out there. Boone County is pitbull friendly (Florence, Erlanger)

How we can help


We understand that certain circumstances do happen where the dog would benefit from finding a new home. Therefore, if your dog is UTD on vaccines and altered, we can help by courtesy posting your dog on Petfinder and Facebook. Just email us the vet records, 5-6 pictures, and a bio.