Surrender a Pet


HSGS is a managed open admission shelter. “Open” means we accept all pets surrendered by their owners regardless of the pet’s health, age or temperament. “Managed” refers to our policy, which requires the scheduling of a surrender appointment. Surrender appointments enable us to manage the flow of admissions so that we always have space to accommodate a new arrival. Since March 1, 2013 when we introduced surrender appointments, we have not euthanized a single animal due to a lack of space or minor medical issues that require a bit of recuperation.

We know that the most common reason for owner surrender is behavior problems. If the reason you are thinking of surrendering your pet is behavior, please click here to read behavioral help information from a certified animal behaviorist that may help resolve your problem.


If you have come to the decision to give up your pet, call today to make an appointment (912) 354-9515 x107. Surrender appointments will be scheduled Tuesday – Sunday 11 am-5 pm.

Surrender Fees are $25 per pet or $40 per litter.  After you have made your appointment, please select an option below to complete the paperwork required for the surrender process and for more details on what to expect during your appointment.

Here is a list of other local rescue organizations who may be able to help >



Microchipping is a great way to make sure lost pets can find their way home, and it costs only $25. A microchip is a permanent form of identification implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades. A special syringe is used to implant the chip, which is about the size of a grain of rice: the procedure only takes a few moments. It may sting the pet momentarily, but is over quickly. The benefits of having your pet microchipped far outweigh the few seconds of discomfort. Most of the time required is to complete the owner information needed to register the pet in a national database.

If a microchipped pet is found and taken to a shelter or veterinarian, a scanner will detect the presence of the chip. Looking up the chip number via computer produces the pet owner's contact info. It is imperative that owners of chipped animals make sure their registry information is complete and updated.

Microchips have reunited pets with their owners even after years of being lost and at great distances.

$25 - no appointment necessary at HSGS during normal hours >

Low Cost Shot Clinics


Keeping your pet's vaccinations current is critical to prevent contracting or spreading potentially deadly and highly contagious diseases. Pet Fix Savannah hosts monthly low-cost shot clinics on the first Thursday of each month. 

Check our upcoming events page for clinic dates and times >

The following services are offered at our shot clinics:

1 Year Rabies - $10
Bordatella - $15
DA2PPV (canine distemper) - $15
FVRCP- $15
Microchips - $15
Heartworm tests (dogs) - $25
FIV/FeLV tests (cats) - $30

Heartworm and flea prevention available based on weight. 

End of Life Services


If a pet owner has a sick or elderly pet the Humane Society for Greater Savannah does provide end of life services.  The fee for this service is $20.

Hurricane Evacuation


June 1 through November 30 is hurricane season. It is essential to plan ahead for your family and your pet in case of an emergency. Start by deciding where you will go. Family or friends are good options. Otherwise, identify a city or town outside the threatened area and select a hotel there. Here is a list of hotels that accept pets. Decide where you will go in advance; choose a hotel or motel and learn about its pet policies.

In case of a hurricane, fire, or other emergency, you should have a “Go Kit” for each pet that includes the following:

  1. Ample supply of food and bottled water and bowls
  2. Pet medications
  3. Carrier and blankets or towels
  4. A 4’ or 6’ leash for your dog
  5. Pet first aid kit
  6. A copy of your pets vet records and emergency contact number
  7. A photo of you with your pet in case you get separated

Your pet should wear a collar with ID tag at all times. And, be sure to have your pet microchipped ($25 at HSGS).

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