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Animal Care & Control

Owner Surrendering Pets

If you live within the Municipality of Anchorage and are no longer able to keep your pet, you can owner surrender your animal to Animal Care and Control.  There is a $20 surrender fee per animal.  You will need to fill out an Owner Surrender Form and Personality Profile for your pet.  The Owner Surrender form legally changes ownership of the animal from you to Animal Care and Control.  The Personality Profile gives the information most requested by adopters, giving your pet the best possible chance of finding a new home that will be a good match for him or her.  If you would like to complete the paperwork ahead of time, you can download the forms here:

All animals owner surrendered to Animal Care and Control must pass a health and temperament evaluation to be considered for adoption.  We can not guarantee an animal surrendered to Animal Care and Control will be put up for adoption.  

Animal Care and Control also provides low cost euthanasia services for owners in the Municipality of Anchorage that can not afford to have this done elsewhere.  Owners will need to pay euthanization and cremation fees (determined by the pet’s size) and complete an Owner Surrender Form when bringing in their pet.  If you would like to complete the paperwork ahead of time, you can download the Owner Surrender form through the link above.

Due to the limitations of providing this service low cost, owners can not be with their pets when they are euthanized, nor can the animal’s ashes be returned to the owner.  If you would like to be with your pet during this process or wish to get their ashes back, please contact a private veterinary clinic.

If you have further questions about owner surrendering your animal for adoption or euthanasia, please call our Customer Service line:  343-8122.

    • Animal Care & Control
    • Manager: Dr. Myra Wilson
    • 4711 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    • (907)343-8122