Animal Services
Menu Button
City Logo
Search Button

Pet Surrender

In the event that you must surrender your pet please call the shelter nearest you to see if there is a rescue group that can place your pet. If your pet is already spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations and friendly the chances increase, for a new family adoption.

Surrender fees:

Dog $50.00
Puppy under 6 months $20.00
Cat $20.00
Kitten under 6 months$ 10.00
Litter (4 or more) $25.00 with proof of spay of mother or surrender of mother only.

The shelter provides the service of euthanasia for the sick and elderly pet at the same cost of surrender. Please call ahead to arrange this service.

Disposal Fee

It is illegal to bury your pet on your property in the City of Turlock, due to possible water table contamination. (Turlock Municipal Code Section 6-1-409)

To have an owner-owned cat or dog disposed of is $20.00 for a pet over 40 pounds, and $10.00 for a pet under 40 pounds. The pet must be brought into the shelter and staff will assist you when you arrive. In the event that you cannot transport your deceased pet to the shelter an additional $20.00 fee will be assessed to pick up the pet. We cannot guarantee when we can pick up your pet. Therefore, we strongly encourage that you bring your pet to us.
For more information or questions about surrendering your pet, please contact:

Animal Services
801 S. Walnut
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 656-3140
Monday - Saturday 10AM - 2PM (Closed Sundays and Holidays)

The Turlock Animal Shelter will be accepting appointments for shelter operations from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Shelter entry will be diverted to the Turlock Corporation Gate by appointment only.

Icons made by Freepik from is licensed by CC 3.0 BY