Dog Surrender Form

  • Personal Information


  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Please tell us about your dog.

  • By submitting this application, you acknowledge that all of the information contained in this application is true and accurate. Any misrepresentations of fact may result in the removal of your name from the owner surrender waiting list. Once submitted, a volunteer from the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County will be contacting you within 10 days. SUBMISSION OF THIS APPLICATION IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL ACCEPT YOUR DOG. ONCE WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR APPLICATION, WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO DETERMINE IF OR HOW WE MAY ASSIST YOU.

Surrendering of Your Dog

We know that sometimes unfortunate things can happen to individuals and families requiring them to re-home their dog. If you are the owner of a purebred German Shepherd that you can no longer care for, please read the following very carefully and then complete the application below.

Submission of an application is not a guarantee that the dog will be accepted for an “Owner Surrender” with our group. It may take up to several weeks before we can clear a space to bring your dog into our organization because we are always at a capacity. We do our best to help as many dogs as we can, but we receive far more requests for help than we can accommodate.

If we accept your dog into our program, we will need all of the dog’s paperwork, including AKC registration (if any), certificate of sterility, vaccine records from your veterinarian, etc. The more you can tell us about your dog, the easier it will be for him/her to adjust.