We understand that sometimes situations arise that may be outside of your control, and you may find that you can no longer care for your pet. Gladstone PAWS take a limited number of surrenders which can be dependent on circumstances, finances and availability of our foster carers. 

We understanding that surrendering a pet is never an easy choice. There are many alternative options for support available to you. Please investigate some of these options on the RSPCA’s support tool: https://www.rspcaqld.org.au/surrender

After carefully considering the decision to rehome your pet including all other options (such as family and friends), please complete the surrender application form. This will be assessed by the committee and a representative will contact you with a response within 7 days.

Please provide as much detailed information as possible to enable us to determine your pet’s needs and if we are able to find them a new home. The more information provided and more flexible your circumstances, the better we can assist. Recent photos of your pet are extremely helpful in aiding us to find a suitable carer, if you could please reply to your email notification after submitting the form with any recent photos of your animal you may have.

Information on the Animal

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If you selected an animal other than a cat or dog above, please describe what type of animal it is here.
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Please provide any further information / comments regarding the animal's behaviour (i.e. good around chickens or needs a high fence):

Please note:

  • A surrender fee may be requested to assist with veterinary expenses of undesexed adult dogs or cats, particularly during high intake periods when our resources are stretched.
  • Applications that do not contain enough information will not be considered.
  • In the interest of our foster carers and the safety of their pets – we may not be able to assist if your pet is aggressive. Please answer all questions factually and honestly.  
  • Reptiles and native birds are unable to be surrendered without correct permits and paperwork. Please contact the Department of Environment and Science for more information on 13 QGOV or info@des.qld.gov.au
  • We are all volunteers and in most cases we will not provide a collection service for surrendered pets.  Please be aware you will need to work with our team to organise a suitable time/day/place to complete paperwork and surrender your pet.
  • Recent photos of your pet should also be attached to the request.