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Surrendering Pets
The San Jose Animal Care Center accepts healthy and friendly owner surrender pets on a case by case basis dependent on our available shelter space. For other surrender options you may also contact

Surrendering Pets for Euthanasia
If your pet is either unhealthy or unfriendly, you may surrender your pet for euthanasia. Please go to our
 Euthanasia Services page for information about surrendering pets for euthanasia.

Common Pet Problems
Please consider every alternative available to you before giving up your pet. Listed below are the most common reasons people turn in their animals as well as possible solutions.
Reason Remedy
Allergies Allergy sufferers also have access to many new products such as air purifiers and medications that were not previously available. The inconvenience of using these products is arguably worth the many rewards of having a loyal pet friend.
Behavior This includes chewing, barking, etc. While you may not currently possess the knowledge or skill needed to correct these types of behaviors once they have developed, there are training guidebooks as well as many dog trainers available to help you correct these problems. To find certified training classes, trainers, and behaviorists log onto the following site:
Housing It is difficult to find a place to lease or rent when you have a pet but with some leg work and persistence you can find them!   
Soiling or Scratching (cats) Cats are sensitive to changes that often occur in a household.  It is very frustrating to deal with a cat who suddenly stops using his or her litter box. Here are some useful resources about cat behavior: