Doghouse Rescue Academy can only take animals that are surrendered by their owner (and if we have an available foster). There is a surrender fee associated to help offset the cost of caring for your animal while it is in our care. Due to requirements by Lee County Domestic Animal Services, we are unable to take strays or abandoned animals. These animals should be taken and processed through Lee County Domestic Animal Services. You will find directions from LCDAS on what to do if you found a lost pet here. You can visit them at 5600 Banner Dr Fort Myers FL 33912 or call 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS).
Sometimes the situation may arise where you feel like you have no choice but to give up and surrender your pet. Before you do that, here is some advice to help you keep your pet:
Please keep in mind this is a request form that will be evaluated by a rescue representative. If we have an available foster and funds to take in your pet, we will contact you to complete the surrender process - THIS SURRENDER REQUEST FORM IS NOT A GUARANTEE WE CAN TAKE IN YOUR PET.
If you found a lost or stray animal, by law we are not allowed to take it in and it must be processed through Lee County Domestic Animal Services if found in Lee County. If outside Lee County, research and contact animal services for the area the animal was found.