WAG Rescue understands that circumstances occur that result in you needing to rehome your dog. Since we do not have a facility and rely on foster homes, we can only take in a dog when we have a place for them to go and if our funds allow for another dog to be brought into our system. We do our best to assist owners who need to surrender their dogs, but our first priority are the dogs on the streets with nowhere to go and the adoptable dogs in the shelters that will be euthanized because there are too many dogs and not enough room.
The Relinquishment Fee is $50 to $125 based on the health of the dog, age, current medical status, vaccination history and whether your dog is sterilized.
You must provide proof you are the legal owner of the dog. A signed Relinquishment Form will need to be completed. Once this form is signed the dog becomes the sole property of WAG Rescue. No information on the adoptive family will be given to you.
WAG Rescue will NOT accept dogs that are aggressive with other animals or with people. If we discover a dog relinquished to us attacks/bites humans or animals, the dog will be returned to you or turned over to Hays County Animal Control.
WAG Rescue requires a heartworm test before we can accept a dog. The heartworm test must be current, within a month before relinquishment. You will be required to provide proof (veterinary record) of heartworm prevention & testing for us to determine if we can accept your dog. Heartworm positive dogs are received on a case by case basis.
EMAIL with the following required information:
Once we review your email we will contact you. Please be patient as we receive a large number of requests from people that need to surrender their dog. WAG Rescue will make every effort to help you.
If we cannot take your dog, please contact larger no-kill shelters in the area:
PAWS Shelter and Humane Society - Kyle, TX
Thundering Paws - Dripping Springs, TX
SARA Sanctuary - Seguin, TX
If you would like a courtesy adoption listing on our Referral Page. EMAIL your dog's information, a picture and your contact information. Anyone interested in the dog will be contacting you directly to arrange for adoption.
DO YOU JUST NEED HELP FOR A SHORT TIME SO YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOG?
Please contact Texas Animal Guardians. This is an organization in Wimberley. Their Mission is to keep pets out of shelters by providing help to owners experiencing life-changing transitions: loss of income, housing, illness, or injury—anything that prevents them from caring for their pets. Check out their website or give them a call 512-539-0545.