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Rehoming your pet


IOWCAS CAN ONLY ACCEPT ANIMALS THAT RESIDE WITHIN THE COUNTY OF ISLE OF WIGHT,  VA. 
If you are in need of surrendering a pet and do not live in Isle of Wight County, please make arrangements with your local animal rescue or public animal shelter. 

To surrender please follow your options below:

  1. Call the facility to schedule a surrender appointment.
    Staff will need the following details about your pet:
    1. Name,  Age & Gender
    2.  Any vet records that go with this animal
    3.  A pet profile must be completed and returned to staff.  This is to ensure we are able to place the animal in the best home possible.
      1. Dog Surrender Application
      2. Cat Surrender Application
      3. Small Animal/Livestock Surrender Application
    4.  A photo must be sent via email or text so that we can post prior to surrender. 
    5. If you make arrangements with IOWCAS to surrender and you decide that you no longer wish to surrender, please notify staff.  We will be working hard to find placement for your animal and would like to keep our commitments to other people.
To rehome your pet before surrendering to our facility:
  1. Post your animal on our Home To Home services.
    1. Home to Home Webpage
    2. Home to Home Facebook Group 
    3. We do not encourage rehoming fees.
    4. If animals are posted and you make arrangements directly with another party other than IOWCAS, the facility is not liable for any issues resulting in the process of rehoming.
  2. Once profile is completed and approved, staff will post the pet profile to social media to encourage individuals to reach out to you directly.
  3. IOWCAS will still able to schedule a surrender appointment but we do ask that you take this step first and give it minimally a week to two weeks before scheduling a surrender.