We understand it is very difficult to give up a pet. Circumstances in life change and you may be forced to find a new home for your Peke. It is our goal to keep Pekingese out of shelters when at all possible. However, due to our limited space, we are very selective about the owner surrenders we take in.

If you would like to surrender your dog to Alura for rehoming, please email us at peksaver@yahoo.com or call our hotline at +1 (949) 400-5735, or use our contact form.  You can also fill out our online surrender form here (redirect offsite to our secure form site). You might want to email before filling out the form in order to avoid doing a form when we simply do not have room for another dog. 

Baxter's first family was not a good fit for him, so they gave him to us to rehome. Now he lives with people who love him just the way he is!

Baxter's first family was not a good fit for him, so they gave him to us to rehome. Now he lives with people who love him just the way he is!

Tips for Surrendering a Dog

There are many things you can do to help out a rescue if they are willing to help you rehome your dog. 

1. Gather up all the medical, breeding, and licensing information you have available on the dog.  It's really helpful to the rescue if you can have these on-hand.  This helps both the rescue and the dog's new owner. 

2. Be prepared to give at least a small donation to the rescue to help manage the expense related to the dog.  This can be tough, we understand, as finances are one of the reasons people often have to give up dogs in the first place.  But rescues have expenses. Our baseline fee for accepting owner surrenders is $100, but we will consider lowering that fee in case of hardship. 

3. Be as clear and as straightforward as possible with the rescue.  If the dog has a history of biting or other behavior problems, the rescue should know that. Rescuers all have stories about owners who jerked them around, lied to them about the dog,  blew off appointments, never returned phone calls,  or otherwise made life miserable even as they were asking us to take on the responsibility of their dog.  We understand that it's hard to give up dogs, but it's also hard running a rescue.  Help make serving you and your pet as easy as possible!

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