Due to the COVID-19 prevention efforts being implemented at this time, we are unable to intake new pets into our program. If you have an emergency situation, please reach out to our intake team at 937-294-6505, ext. 17 for resources.
What is an “owner surrender”?
At SICSA, we accept dogs and cats into our adoption program that owners need to re-home. Please read below to see which animals may be accepted into our adoption program, information about the process, and the application. SICSA does not euthanize pets for space, so we are limited on how many animals we can take in. If you have any questions, please call us at 937.294.6505 ext 17 to speak with someone on our intake team.
Steps for a pet to enter our adoption program:
People make the decision to surrender a pet for a variety of reasons. SICSA Pet Adoption and Wellness Center is committed to keeping pets and their families together if possible. We offer support through a variety of services including temporary housing for pets displaced by emergencies, assistance with pet food and other supplies, animal wellness care, pet spays and neuters, and behavior assessments and support.
If you need to rehome a pet, please fill out the surrender request form below or use the following link to the Adopt-a-Pet Rehome service to rehome your pet privately: https://rehome.adoptapet.com/shelters/74172. Rehome is owned by the PetCo Foundation and is 100% free to use. They will walk you through how to create the best profile for your pet and be there to support you through the adoption process.
The total cost for surrender varies by case, but is typically $30-125 for cats and $50-150 for dogs, depending on the animal’s age and past veterinary care. Please note that these fees help keep our facility running. SICSA does not receive any free Veterinarian time and operates solely on donations.
We accept kittens! Please note, all of the rescues in Dayton become overwhelmed during the Spring and Summer, so we may not be able to accept them immediately. If you've just found kittens, please read about our "Wait and Watch Approach" here.
Please use the surrender application below if you'd like to get the kittens into our adoption program.
We accept puppies! For accidental litters, we will take them into our program for no cost, if the pet owner agrees to spay the mother through our low cost spay clinic through the “Oops Program”.
We do not bring community cats into our adoption programs. We encourage adopters to keep cats indoors, for safety reasons. Community cats prefer the ability to roam freely and have come to enjoy both indoor and outdoor living. We encourage trap-neuter-return programs, to keep the stray cat population from growing in a humane manner. To read more about Community Cats, Trap-Neuter-Return, and our Spay and Neuter programs, please click here.