Surrendering a Pet

We understand life circumstances change, medical issues can be overwhelming, and behavior problems are difficult. If you are considering rehoming your pet, we are happy to connect you to resources, have you speak with one of our trained behaviorists, or otherwise help you keep your pet in your home if there are options. However, if rehoming is the best option, we are happy to be able to help transition your pet to a new loving family.

Rehoming Options

If you would like to try to place your pet on your own, it is usually best to find someone through your own network of friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Many people have successfully rehomed their pets through their social media networks.

Rehome by Adopt a Pet and Home to Home can help you place your pet from your loving home directly to another.

The Central Coast Humane Society may be willing to post your animal on their Petfinder website in order for potential adopters to know about your pet while he or she remains in your home. Please leave a message with CCHS at 541-265-3719 for more information.

Adoption Through the Lincoln County Animal Shelter (LCAS)

We are able to accept animals from Lincoln County residents. Please call 541-265-0720, to make an appointment.

LCAS is a managed admission shelter, meaning we do not euthanize animals to make room for another. If space is not immediately available, we will ask to include you on our surrender wait list for a mutually beneficial time. Due to the current nationwide pet overpopulation crisis, wait times can be very long.  While there may be a long wait, you will have peace of mind knowing that your surrendered pet will also be with us until they find their new, loving home.

LCAS does not place any time limits on an animal's stay. A dog or cat may stay until a new home is found-even if it takes days, weeks or months. However, we do euthanize if medically it is in the best interest of the animal, if there is a risk of disease transmission to our current population, or for unmanageable and unsafe behavior issues.

Fees are not required for stray or owned animals. We always welcome donations!

End of Life Services

We understand end of life decisions are incredibly difficult. If you are considering euthanasia due to medical issues (PDF) or dangerous behavior, we encourage you to speak with your veterinarian.

In-home Services

Financial Assistance

Central Coast Humane Society offers financial assistance through their Animal Welfare Program 541-265-3719. If this is not possible, please contact us to discuss arrangements and fees.

Burial & Cremation

You may bury your pet following these restrictions at least 1/4 mile from waterways; within 15 hours from death; the deceased should be in heavy plastic, a wooden or metal box; and buried at least 4 feet deep so as not to attract scavengers.

Pathways in Lincoln City provides compassionate pet cremation and transportation services.

Grief Support

End-of-life coping and grief support is available before or after a pet's death, through private sessions and facilitated peer-support groups, from Companioning Care LLC's Pet Grief Support program.

Owner Request Euthanasia

We understand that there are circumstances preventing pet owners from accessing veterinary or cremation services. Please call the Animal Shelter at 541-265-0720 to discuss arrangements and fees. We will always work with families to ensure their pet receives humane end of life care.