MatchDog Surrender Form

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Dog's Details

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DISCLAIMER: Once you have completed this surrender form in full and have submitted it along with updated pictures and proof of updated medical records, MatchDog Rescue will require you to keep this dog in your home and under your care until we find them a new home. We will work hard at placing your pet in their new home once you have submitted the required information. By submitting this form you are waiving your rights pertaining to the placement processes or the decisions involved in placing your dog in a new home MatchDog Rescue ; these decisions are the exclusive right of MatchDog Rescue. By signing below you also acknowledge that MatchDog Rescue will not share any details with respect to the new owners once your dog is rehomed. You further acknowledge and agree that you will take no deliberate action, whether by yourself or by proxy, to discover or contact the new owner.

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Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you need to find a new home for your pet. MDR understands this and will do what we can to assist. MatchDogs are welcomed back for an assessment of adoption suitability. To begin the process send an email to mdr.applications@gmail.com. Once our volunteer reviews your email you will be sent a link to complete a surrender form. Please complete the entire form as it will help us determine if your pet is eligible for our adoption program. If your pet is eligible you may be asked to bring the dog to meet one of our volunteer behaviorists for an evaluation. We’ll assess your pet for medical and behavioral issues; many are considered treatable and will not exclude the dog from participation in our adoption program. As we are foster-based we do not euthanize for space or length of stay, but we’re not a sanctuary. There may be behavioral and medical issues that we cannot address. If we determine your pet is not a candidate for adoption or rescue we will notify you of the reason, usually within 48 hours. If we cannot accept your pet, we’ll do our best to provide you with resources, including referrals to animal behaviorists and education materials regarding behavioral issues. If we do re-home your pet the new owner’s contact information is confidential, and will not be released to you. If your dog is accepted for re-adoption you will act as the foster for the dog until we find them a suitable home. As a foster you will be responsible for bringing the dog to our Saturday events and agree to work with our Matchmaker through the week for weekday meets with potential adopters. Our Matchmakers are extremely good at what they do. Assuming you provide accurate, complete, and timely information and records and fabulous photos, and you attend the Saturday meets, your dog will be rehomed very quickly. Many unwanted animal behaviors can be corrected, enabling pets to successfully remain in the family. If you would like more information about training or other solutions for keeping your pet, please contact us. Every member of your family should be included in the decision to surrender a pet before contacting MDR. We also ask that all current veterinary health or vaccination records be brought in with the dog. The owner surrendering the dog must be at least 18 years of age and provide photo identification. As a nonprofit dependent on community contributions, we appreciate any donations to defray our costs.


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