Passionate About Animals Since 1840

Surrender a Pet

If you have adopted a dog from us

We will always take the dog back into our care if you feel that you can no longer look after them, no matter what. Please email us at adopt@dspca.ie if you have any concerns. Please DO NOT attempt to rehome your dog yourself. Please trust us to find the best new home for your dog.

If you did not adopt your pet from the DSPCA

Our goal is to see companion animals remain in their homes as cherished family members. The DSPCA are  here to help the sick, injured and cruelly treated animals and they are our main priority.

If you can no longer care for your pet we will do our best to help you to rehome it. Please note we are very full at the moment so you will be on a long waiting list. When you choose to have a pet, you must also choose to be a responsible owner and love and provide for your pet for the rest of its life. We do understand that sometimes life gets rough and we have to make difficult decisions. In some cases, that means giving up a beloved pet.

We often see companion animals surrendered at our rescue and Rehoming Centre for behavioural problems. It is worth remembering that if the behaviour has only started recently there may be something physically wrong with your pet. Please contact your own Veterinary Surgeon for a full physical assessment of your pet.

Please remember, you made a promise to your pet when you took it into your home. Your pet has provided you with a gift of love and although sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control, you owe it to your companion to do all that you can to ensure they are happy and healthy and remain part of your life.

  • For dogs please download and fill in the form fully before emailing back to adopt@dspca.ie
  • It will take a few days for someone to get back to you after your email has been sent. Please do not call the shelter looking for an update.
  • For Cats please fill in the form here
  • For all other types of animals please email info@dspca.ie
  • Remember that if you are moving abroad you may be able to take your pet with you. Please see http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/pets/ for more information.
If there is nothing physically wrong with your pet, please contact our Dog Training Team for professional training advice on 01 4994795 or visit http://dspcadogtraining.ie
PLEASE  NOTE: If you adopted your dog from the DSPCA please contact the Adoption Team on 01 4994710 or email adopt@dspca.ie