Surrendering an Animal

Make sure you exhaust all other resources before surrendering an animal to the shelter.  Check with friends, relatives and coworkers to try and rehome the animal.  If you are dealing with an extreme behavior or medical issue it would be best to work with your veterinarian to decide the proper course of action which may even be euthanasia if the problem cannot be solved or the animal is dangerous to rehome.

If you must surrender an animal to the shelter bring as much information with you as possible.  You must fill out and sign our owner surrender paperwork and the more information you provide, the better.  The information allows us to make more informed decisions about what it best for that animal as well as communicate about that animal to potential adopters.  Please be mindful that we cannot guarantee placement of any animal.  All animals will be medically and behaviorally evaluated before being placed for adoption.

Currently there is no fee involved with surrendering an animal to the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter.  It is best to surrender an animal during our business hours which are 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 7 days a week.  If you are outside of San Juan County, New Mexico, we ask that you go to your nearest local shelter to surrender your animal.

Effective March 1, 2018 the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter will no longer be able to accept strays or surrendered animals coming from the City of Bloomfield. The City of Bloomfield was offered the opportunity to partner with the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter, but decided to enter into an exclusive agreement with the Aztec Animal Shelter for care of animals coming from within their jurisdiction. Pet adoption is not affected by this agreement. Anyone is welcome to adopt animals from the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter.