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Surrendering your dog to a rescue should be a last resort after having exhausted all of your options. Most rescues and shelters are at capacity and have limited resources to take in owned dogs. At SOHR, 99% of our dogs come from indigenous communities.
Before you make the final decision to surrender your dog, please do the following:
Consult with a reputable trainer to assist you as training is part of being a responsible dog owner. Most training issues can be resolved with patience and consistency combined with the advice of a professional trainer. Email us for a list of recommended trainers and behaviorists.
Manitoba has hundreds of pet friendly housing options available so, there is no need to move without your fur baby.
Congratulations! Don't forget that your fur baby came first and will require training, guidance, and attention to help him/her adjust to a new human and routine in your home. Consider planning ahead and consulting with a trainer to guide you through this transition period. The Winnipeg Humane Society also offers classes for expectant parents. Consider taking this course.
A surrender fee of $150 may be required at the discretion of Spirit of Hope Rescue.
Please note that completing this form does not guarantee that SOHR will accept your dog into rescue. We are not a public shelter. We are a foster based rescue. We must have someone volunteer to accept your dog into their home before we are able to commit to bringing the dog into our rescue.
All dogs surrendered to SOHR may be subject to a behavioral assessment by our trainer at the owner's expense. You may be required to keep your dog under your care while we assist you with finding a new home.
The above listing of Manitoba dog rescues is not comprehensive. It has been provided as a courtesy and resource. All rescues work independently. It is not to be considered to be a recommendation or endorsement from Spirit of Hope Rescue.