Surrendering a Dog
We at SchipperkeRescue.Net are anxious to make it as easy as possible for you to do what is best for the dog. In order to do that we have a few simple steps for you to take to expedite the process:
- First, remember SchipperkeRescue.Net is only equipped to deal with purebred Schipperkes. As much as we would like to, we are simply unable to handle placing mixes or other breeds. If your dog is not a Schipperke, please search the Internet for your dog's breed rescue or an all-breed rescue or, if there is neither in your area, contact your local humane league or shelter.
- NO DOG CAN BE ACCEPTED INTO RESCUE WITHOUT A CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE. This is required by state laws. You must have paperwork proving that your dog is current on his/her rabies. If the dog is current, your vet most likely will provide you with a certificate at no charge. If the dog is not current and you cannot afford to go to a vet, contact your local shelter, ASPCA, or animal control and ask where you can get a low-cost rabies innoculation.
- If your dog is a Schipperke, go to the Rescuers listing to find a Rescue group that is close to you. If there is not one in your area or state, contact the SRN Rescue Coordinator at email@example.com then contact your local humane league or shelter. They may have the name of a Schipperke Rescue group or individual not currently listed with us.
- Next, download a Bailment Agreement and the Ownership Transfer Agreement (just click on the links).
- Gather as much information, including vet records, AKC (American Kennel Club) papers, and any other information you happen to have.
- Fill out the Bailment Agreement as completely as you possibly can.
- Please understand, no matter what the situation is with the dog, we can often find a home, but the more information we have the faster and easier the transition will be. Do do not be embarrassed about any information you provide. Even if you feel you might have done something wrong or might not have done enough, keep in mind, this is not about you. It is about your dog's situation right now. We can deal with most behavior problems, overcome most issues. But we need to know about them before placing the dog in either a foster or forever home - for the dog's sake!
- You will also need to fill in some fields of the Ownership Transfer Agreement: Dog Name; Dow Owner(s) - that's you; and your signature, ONLY. Do not fill in the New Owner nor the date. Those fields will be filled in when the dog is adopted.
- The Rescuer may ask other questions about the dog. Please be open and honest with your answers. You will not be judged. This is only for the benefit of the dog. So clarity is critical. (If you still have not found a rescuer to work with, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can possibly refer you to someone not listed.)
- Provide the signed Bailment Agreement, all vet records and other information along with any of the dog's toys, bedding, crate, leashes, etc. to the Rescuer when you transfer the dog. Familiar items will make it easier for the dog's emotional transition.
- Be sure to include several days of the dog's food. It is important to transition the dog's diet as well.
- SchipperkeRescue.Net (SRN) will also request a donation to help with Rescue expenses for the dog, especially if the dog has not yet been spayed/neutered, is not up-to-date on vaccinations, and/or is in need of dental or medical care. This donation is paid SRN, as we will be the one paying for the vet visit. Checks should be made out to SchipperkeRescue.Net, Inc. are fully tax deductible. As an alternative, you may make the donation in advance using the Donate button below. As a guideline, basic vaccinations will cost SRN around $50.00. The more you can help with the cost of any additional medical care will be greatly appreciated. The donation is not mandatory as not dog will be turned away simply because you could not afford to donate. HOWEVER, again, no dog can be accepted into rescue without a current rabies certificate! Make sure you have the proper certificate.
- Even if the dog is fully vetted, a donation to help other dogs in rescue or to help defray transportation and other expenses is more than welcome. Please make out such checks to SchipperkeRescue.Net OR Click the button below to use a Credit Card or PayPal.
SchipperkeRescue.Net, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation. Donations made to SRN are fully tax deductible.
We thank you!
- Although Rescuers cannot and will not provide you with the name or contact information of any adoptive home, you will be asked if you are willing for the new family to have your contact information in order to ask you any further questions. It is not necessary for you to do so, but, if you are willing, this is ideal for the dog.
- Once you have surrendered the dog, you have no further responsibility. And you can rest easy that everything is being done in the best interest of your dog.
We at SchipperkeRescue.Net and everyone involved in Schipperke Rescue anywhere is very grateful to you for contacting us rather than simply leaving a dog with a shelter or pound. We honor your thoughtfulness and concern.