Surrendering a Pet

SARL is a limited admission shelter. Pets that were originally adopted from SARL are prioritized for intake, but we do our best to accept as many local surrenders as possible, regardless of where they were originally adopted from. Since our shelter has limited capacity, all surrender requests will be given a full assessment for level of care, need, and our available space before being approved for admission.

We do not euthanize for space. As one animal is adopted and available space opens up, another animal will be approved to come in. 

During busy times of the year, we do maintain a wait list. Please call us for more information.


  • Work with a behaviorist 

If you are looking to surrender your furry friend because they are exhibiting undesirable behaviors, we highly recommend seeking the help of a behaviorist. Behaviorists can provide insight into your animal's behaviors and help correct them. We recommend Laurel.


Laurel Silvia

Owner: Lulu's Legacy

​Credentials include...

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers)

  • Certified Behavior Consultant Canine (through the CCPDT) 

  • Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington

  • Certificate of excellence from Dr. Susan Friedman’s course Living and Learning with Animals

  • Professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and the Pet Professional Guild

  • And more!