Helping our community to find homes for animals in need


Thinking of giving up your pet?

Or have you found a friendly stray in need of help?

People sadly have to give up their pets for a variety of reasons. Some are unavoidable, but many are not if you are given a helping hand.

Or, perhaps you've found a seemingly homeless stray cat and want to help find him/her a happy home.

In either circumstance, as a service to our community, Pets Bring Joy stands ready to advise and help you as best we can.

What is involved in surrendering a cat to PBJ?

We'll first need you to complete our no-obligation rehoming a pet or stray questionnaire (see link at bottom of this page) so that we may better understand your situation; upon receiving it, we'll be in touch to talk through it with you.

If we feel that your cat is a good candidate for adoption through PBJ, we'll subsequently need to receive a copy of any vet records that you have for the cat, and current photo(s) suitable for publishing on the web.

We will need for you to complete and sign an owner surrender form, giving us permission to seek a new home for your pet or stray.

We will sometimes need to meet your cat, first in your home (where he/she will be most relaxed) to see how he/she reacts to new people, and/or potentially at an adoption event, to see how he/she does in a public setting.

Foster homes are always in short supply, and so we may ask you to serve as a PBJ foster for your cat while we publicize him/her for adoption on the web.

How much does it cost to surrender a cat?

There is no fee for our assistance with rehoming your pet or stray, but if we are able to take your cat into a PBJ foster home, we would appreciate a donation to help cover medical and supply costs while in our care.

Once we begin working with PBJ, can I change my mind about rehoming my cat?

If the cat is still with you, then absolutely. If you have already surrendered your cat to PBJ, we can discuss this on a case by case basis.

I'm interested in discussing surrendering a pet ... what is the next step?

Please complete our rehoming a pet or stray questionnaire by clicking the link below; you'll receive a copy of your form via email for your records, and we'll be in touch by telephone or email soonest. As a small, all-volunteer rescue organization, we thank you in advance for your patience.

Rehoming Questionnaire »