To surrender a dog to Hopalong
- Your dog must pass a behavior evaluation.
- Your dog must be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines and in good health, you must be ready to show vet records.
- You must be willing to foster your dog until it is adopted. If you cannot foster your dog until it is adopted, the likelihood of us taking in your dog goes down and depends on availability of our foster homes.
- You must attend 2 mobile adoption events per month, and be flexible to meet potential adopters.
Please save and complete this form, and email it along with photos of your pet to Erica@hopalong.org once we receive this information we will contact you regarding your pet’s possibility of entering our program.
We require a donation to surrender a dog.
To surrender a cat to Hopalong
- Hopalong is not accepting cats from the public at this time
- Hopalong cannot take in lost/stray animals.
- If you found a lost/stray animal, it is very important not to assume anything about him. Put aside your preconceived notions about who loses animals and remember that someone may be looking for that guy.
- Legally, you must attempt to find a dog’s owner and it’s good practice with cats. If you choose to, your local animal shelter is required to take in stray animals and will have procedures in place to hold the animals for a set amount of time for an owner to find them.
- If you choose to hold on to the animal until his owner is found, you must do everything you can to find his owner. First, contact your local animal shelter and fill out a “Found Report” describing the animal. Second, make sure to have the animal scanned for a microchip, either at the shelter or at a local vet. You should also post flyers in the area where you found the dog describing the dog and including your contact information. It is a good idea to post an ad on Craigslist, as well.
- You cannot rehome an animal or alter him in anyway (including neutering him or microchipping him) until the stray period ends and he becomes legally yours, which is usually 30 days after you tell animal control that you have found him. Animal Control can answer more questions about this.
If you found a stray animal
List of City Shelters
Berkeley Animal Care Services
1 Bolivar Dr., Berkeley, CA 94710
Oakland Animal Services
1101 29th Ave. Oakland, CA 94601
Tri-City Animal Shelter
1950 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538
Contra Costa Animal Services
In Martinez: 4800 Imhoff Place Martinez, CA 94553
In Pinole: 910 San Pablo Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564
City of Alameda
Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter
1590 Fortman Way, Alameda, CA 94501
The Marin Humane Society/Animal Control
171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949
San Francisco Animal Care & Control
1200 15th St., San Francisco, CA