Surrender Your Pet


Thinking of surrendering your dog?

We know that sometimes life happens, and people find themselves unable to properly care for their Giant. Our greatest fear is that someone will feel so desperate that they consider giving or selling their Giant to a stranger. Without the required references and home checks performed by rescue groups, Giants run the risk of being placed into unhealthy and abusive homes. We want to ensure your loved one gets the home they deserve.

Before you make the decision to surrender, give away, or sell your Giant, we may be able to help you find solutions that will allow you to keep your Giant as a member of the family. While we can't guarantee miracles, we do have extensive experience dealing with a multitude of issues and can certainly offer suggestions and alternatives to giving up your Giant.

We understand that sometimes despite best efforts it is necessary to re-home your Giant. Most quality breeders will take back the dogs they have bred and rehome them for you. HT-Z Giant Schnauzer Rescue will also give you the best advice for rehoming your pet safely.

Based on urgency and foster home space availability, HT-Z Giant Schnauzer Rescue does take in Giants surrendered by their owners. Please understand that because we have very limited resources, it's necessary for us to prioritize the Dogs we take into rescue. Shelter Dogs in danger of being euthanized are given first and top priority. Next are Giants in need of immediate health care that their owners cannot provide. Then, owner surrenders are considered. Please be patient with us, and we will do our best to work with you to ensure the safety and well-being of your Giant.

Surrendering your pet to HT-Z Giant Schnauzer Rescue is a permanent decision.

HT-Z Giant Schnauzer Rescue knows that surrendering your Giant is a very difficult decision, but sometimes - it is the only one to make. If you choose to surrender your Dog, you'll be asked to complete a surrender contract. Your signature on this contract represents a permanent decision on your part. This legally binding contract gives full ownership of the Dog to HT-Z Giant Schnauzer Rescue. This allows us to provide veterinary care and down the road, legally adopt out the Dog to a carefully pre-screened 'forever' home. Please note: We consider adoptions through our organization to be closed, meaning that we do not reveal the identities of either the surrendering or adopting parties. This ensures your privacy, as well as the privacy of the adopter, will be protected.

Steps to surrender your dog



Complete the Surrender Form.



Our Team will review your application to determine if we have an open foster available and whether or not your dog is a fit for our rescue.


Our Decision

We will contact you to let know our decision.

Upon review, we will

Make arrangements to get the dog

If it has been determined that your dog is a good fit for our organization, we will contact you to make arrangements to get the dog


Provide you with alternative resources

If your dog is not a good fit or if we do not have room at this time, we will provide you with alternative resources.