If you want to surrender a dog that YOU own, feel free to contact us only if you're interested in discussing ways that might allow you to keep your pet. Check out our KEEP YOUR DOG program. Another option might be rehoming your dog. You can ask for help from us through using our REHOMING web page. For tips on rehoming, visit this webpage: http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html.
We rarely take owner-surrendered dogs, except in exceptional circumstances. We do not consider "moving," "having a baby," or "not enough time" to be "exceptional circumstances." We call those "life." However, we do recognize that people experience difficult circumstances and may need a little help, guidance, or advice about ways they can keep their pets given changed circumstances. If you have an open mind and a willing attitude, talk to us. We'll try to help. We may, with your permission, even use your success story to help other dog owners.
If you wish to surrender a stay dog, you must live in California and be willing to transport the dog for a temperament evaluation prior to our agreeing to accept the dog into our program. Because we must temperament test our dogs, you should live near one of our foster homes. Most of our foster homes are in northern California, but we have a few elsewhere (and always need more, so if you want to foster, click the link at the top of the page). We do not require, but we certainly appreciate, your donation.
We only accept dogs that appear to be purebred American Pit Bull Terriers or American Staffordshire Terriers.
We get MANY emails. We do try to respond to everyone, even if we cannot help you, but please understand that if you don't hear from us, it's because we cannot help you and we're a little overwhelmed with requests or other work.