"It’s not a second chance, it’s the chance they never had."
Deciding to surrender your pet can be a very emotional experience for both you and your pet. We at the Florida Yorkie Rescue would like to make that decision and the surrender process as easy as possible for you. Yes, surrendering your dog may be difficult but it may also be in the best interest of your dog.
We often see companion animals surrendered for several reasons:
1) Behavior problems (soiling, barking, separation anxiety, aggression).
2) Lack of time.
3) Entering Military.
4) New baby in the house.
5) The owner is moving to a place that doesn't allow pets.
6) The owner is ill or has died and family members cannot keep the dog.
If you as the owner or a family member is surrendering a Yorkie, we ask that he/she be surrendered with any Vet records as well as crates, toys, blankets, leashes and collars that they have used. Being surrounded by the dog's things can make them feel more comfortable during the adjustment period.
Also, we appreciate, if possible, to obtain as much information about the yorkie, such as his habits, personality traits, and any "issues" we should know about. PLEASE be honest as it helps to PROPERLY place your Yorkie in a new home.
Negative behaviors DO NOT mean we will not take a dog into rescue! What you perceive and what we perceive as negative are usually not the same. Many behaviors can be corrected. The more we know about your dog, the better we can work with them to resolve any problems before finding them the perfect placement.
Please complete this form if you are considering the surrender of your Yorkie. We realize this form is a bit lengthy but please fill it out as completely as you can. It will help us better suit the needs of your pet.
Surrendering your dog is an irrevocable decision; once surrendered, you release your rights as a pet owner. Florida Yorkie Rescue does not return or readopt dogs to the surrendering owner. However we also know that surrendering your pet can be an emotional experience and we will do everything we can to help facilitate a comfortable transition for both you and your pet.
Please be aware that if you are surrendering a bonded pair of dogs, we do everything we possibly can do to make sure that your bonded pair are placed in the same new household. To date we have a 99% adoption rate for bonded pairs. Sometimes it may take a while but these little bonded pairs deserve no less than to be adopted together into a new loving family.
A representative from Florida Yorkie Rescue will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT - Please know that we have a large Transport Team of trained volunteers who work for Florida Yorkie Rescue. It can take hours or even days depending on the location to arrange a safe successful transport to our primary location. Please... if you are contacting your friends and relatives to see if any of them would be interested in adoptiing your dog, DO NOT CONTACT US until all of those options have failed. Far too frequently we spend hours arranging a successful transport only to be told by the owner that they gave their dog to a neighbor, a friend, a relative.... meanwhile we spent precious time arranging transport for you when we could have been spending that time for another dog in serious need. Please be respectful of our time.
General information about surrendering your pet.