Surrender a Pet
Many pet owners find themselves in situations in which they must surrender their pets. The reasons for surrendering pets are as varied as the pets themselves. Some of the most common reasons reported to NAHS include allergies, moving, and not enough time.
If you need to surrender your pet, please contact NAHS at (630) 420-8989. As a limited admission shelter, NAHS can only accept pets as space permits. Once all spaces are filled, pets are placed on a waiting list to enter the shelter. The wait time varies depending upon the animal and the time of the year. You will be given an estimated wait time when you place your pet on the list. When space becomes available, we will contact owners from the waiting list to schedule appointments.
The surrender fee is $50 for spayed/neutered pets and $100 for unspayed/unneutered pets.These fees help to cover the costs of caring for the animals while they await adoption. Please be prepared to bring the following items to your scheduled appointment: valid photo ID, surrender fee, pet's vaccination records (or the name and telephone number of your pet's veterinarian), and the completed canine or feline personality profile. We also welcome any of the pet's belongings such as bedding, toys, crate/carrier, etc. Pets might adjust a little more quickly to the shelter environment if they have familiar items with them.