Owner Surrender

Love-A-Bull does not accept dogs that are owner surrenders. Instead, we offer information, guidance, resources, and tools to support owners who are dealing with issues perceived as obstacles to keeping their dogs. Re-homing should be a last resort.

If you are dealing with a behavioral problem or pack dynamic, we can recommend several local trainers:

  • Jess Wilson: k9jess@gmail.com or 512-970-4047
  • Crystal Dunn: www.leapsnhounds.com: 512-814-7297
    Specializes in:
    • -Puppy training, potty training, kennel training
      -Destructive Behavior, Jumping, Counter Surfing, Digging
      -Recall (come), treating flight risk issues
      -Leash Training and Heel
      -Resource Guarding
      -Separation Anxiety & Isolation Anxiety
      -Fear / Confidence Building
      -Leash reactivity / Dog or Human Reactivity
      -CGC and Therapy Dog Prep
      -CGC Certification

Please note, these trainers are here to assist with behavioral problems for those who are committed to working with a family pet. They are NOT willing to take your animal or re-home it.

If you are dealing with a medical issue, we can refer you to local vet clinics:

If you are dealing with a financial issue, we can point you to grant-funded and other assistance programs.

If you are dealing with a housing issue, please see our Housing assistance page.

If you have other questions about how to keep your dog, please contact us.

On this topic, we’re direct and honest with you. Your dog is your responsibility and you are the person who cares most about his or her best interests. Re-homing can be extremely traumatic for your dog, and should only be considered when all other options have been exhausted.  It will take patience and persistence to find your dog the right home, but he or she deserves your best efforts.

Finding a new home for a dog involves several steps. Before you start, please take a minute to read all the information contained via the following links:

Courtesy of Pit Bull Rescue Central: Placing Your Pit Bull For Adoption