What To Do If You Need To Surrender Your Cavalier
Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control, a Cavalier owner must surrender their dog. We understand this can be a difficult decision for you and our concern is for the welfare of the dog. We are here for the dogs, not to pass judgment on anyone.
First, call the breeder. If you purchased your dog from a reputable breeder, they will take the dog back without question. Good breeders feel responsible for any dog they have produced for the life of the dog and would want to help.
Expect to be asked many questions about the dog and your reasons for surrendering the dog to rescue. We do this in an effort to learn as much about the situation as possible. There have been times when frustrated owners have contacted us thinking the only thing they could do is surrender the dog. If it’s a training issue, we have animal behaviorists on our team to help alleviate the problems.
You will be asked who the breeder of your Cavalier is. You will also be asked for health records, the name of your veterinarian, if the dog is on medication or has any health issues we should know about. Expect this information to be verified with your veterinarian. You will be asked if the dog has been spayed or neutered and the age of your dog. Your honest input will help us do the very best for your Cavalier. Getting an accurate health history is crucial to the dog’s well being.
Once you surrender your dog, there is a form you will sign and we ask that you also give us registration paperwork and rabies certification if you have it. You can be assured we will take care to find the very best home for the dog.