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HALO Animal Rescue assists with cats and dogs only. We do not accept animal or human aggressive pets. HALO does not take in stray pets. See below for details.

Returning or surrendering an owned pet:

Surrendering an owned pet: Surrender fees vary. See the list of questions** below with instructions. Please do not send an email without the anwers to the questions below.  If you send a surrender inquiry without the list of questions and answers, your email will not receive a response, as all the information is needed for us to consider intake. 

Returning an adopted pet: If you have adopted an animal from us and need to return him/her, please email us with the information below. We make every effort to take back our previously adopted pets but may need to decline due to some medical or behavior concerns. We request a surrender fee unless your pet was adopted less than six months ago and returned healthy.  

**Copy and paste the following info in an email and send to 

  1. Your first and last name: 

  2. Your contact phone number?

  3. Pet’s name.

  4. Was the pet adopted from HALO?

    1. If so, what is the adopter’s name on the paperwork?

    2. If so, what is the pet’s ID number at HALO?

  5. If you did not get this pet from HALO, where did you get the animal?

    1. If another shelter, what's the name of the shelter?

    2. If another shelter, have you asked them to take the pet back, and if so, what did they say?

  6. Reason this pet needs a new home? Please be very specific, even if multiple reasons.

  7. Please tell us anything about your pet that might help us find their perfect future home (loves to hike, great with kids, has lived with other pets, etc):

  8. Length of ownership/time of pet in your care?

  9. Pet's age or best guess?

  10. Pet's breed or mix (best guess is ok)?

  11. Is the pet spayed/neutered?

  12. Is the pet microchipped?

  13. When was the last time the pet was vaccinated?

    1. What vaccine(s) were given?

    2. If vaccines were given, do you have documented proof?

  14. Has this pet ever had a dental cleaning at the vet? If so, when? We may request photos of the pet’s teeth to help determine if it is in need of oral health care/dental cleaning/extractions.

  15. Describe the pet’s behavior toward:

    1. Family members.

    2. Dogs.

    3. Cats.

    4. Kids.

    5. Strangers.

  16. Is this pet potty trained?

  17. Where does the pet spend most of their time when someone is home?

  18. Where does the pet stay when no one is home?

  19. What food is the pet used to eating? Please include brand, flavor and frequency of feeding.

  20. What medical concerns do you have? Please be specific.

  21. What behavior concerns do you have? Please be specific.

  22. Has the animal ever bitten anyone?

    1. If yes, what were the circumstances? Please explain the scenario.

    2. When did the bite occur? Please list the date(s).

    3. Describe the injury (location of body, was it one puncture or multiple, did it need stitches?)

  23. If this request is for a cat:

    1. How often does the cat potty outside of the litter box, in the home?

    2. Does the cat go outdoors?

      1. If yes, how much of its day does it spend outside?

  24. Please attach photo(s) of the pet



Posting a pet online: will post photos and write-ups of the animals in your care that need a new home. Visit their Rehome tab to set it up. Rehome no longer requires spay/neuter before adoption, but they do require the adopter to get the pet altered within 30 days, and any unaltered pet listed has a bright yellow banner across the top of the pet's photo emphasizing that.  If you're interested, you can receive low-cost help for spaying and neutering by calling the Spay Neuter Hotline at 602-265-SPAY. 

This coupon code will waive the listing fee completely and will not ask for any type of payment information. 


Stray Pets:

If you have found a stray dog or tame stray cat** please post the animal's information and photo on the Facebook page Straydar and search their listing of lost pets. You should also have the animal scanned for a microchip, which can be done at any shelter, veterinary hospital or emergency room. We also recommend using the Next Door app as well as posting the pet on Craigslist.  If you cannot keep the animal, please contact Maricopa County Animal Care and Control at 602-506-7387. If the stray pet you have found is injured, please contact the AZ Humane Society at 602-997-7585 for ambulance assistance.

**If you have found a feral (wild) stray cat, please contact the Spay Neuter Hotline at 602-265-SPAY or for information on TNR, Trap-Neuter-Return, the only humane method of population control for feral cats.

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Interactive Lost & Found Pet Map click here

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