SOUTHEAST BLOODHOUND RESCUE, INC.
Voluntary owner surrender of your bloodhound

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Due to the high number of purebred bloodhounds landing in animal control units and kill shelters around the southeast, SEBR is no longer taking bloodhounds currently belonging to families who, for some reason, can no longer keep or want their bloodhound. HOWEVER, our organization will offer placement assistance if the surrendering family is willing to keep/foster the dog until such time as a permanent placement home can be found for him/her, or will offer placement referral assistance if the surrendering owner wishes to prescreen applicants themselves.

 PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE:

 Placement assistance means the dog will be placed using the same screening process used in placement of those bloodhounds in the SEBR foster system.  Only after a potential adopter has been pre-screened and approved, will they be given contact information for the surrendering owners.  An adoption fee will be charged and payable to SEBR to help ongoing rescue efforts.  No compensation will be paid to the surrendering family. 

In order to offer placement assistance for bloodhounds needing to be surrendered, certain criteria MUST be met prior to beginning the search for a new home by South East Bloodhound Rescue:

    1. Proof of current Vaccinations, Copies of veterinarian treatment records
    2. Proof of current negative heart worm test1
    3. Certification that the dog is spayed or neutered2

    4. Original of the Pet Release form prior to placement assistance, thoroughly completed, signed by all parties and all questions answered.  Any additional information that might be of interest to an adopting family should be provided in the blank section of Page 2 and/or on additional blank pages as needed for full disclosure.

    5. Any temperament problems known must be disclosed (Dogs with an aggressive history must be thoroughly evaluated to determine their suitability for adoption. Placement assistance will NOT be provided for any animal that has a history of aggression towards humans or a history of lethal aggression towards other companion animals, specifically other dogs.)
    6. Any registration papers, Pedigrees, Microchip registrations, etc. will be surrendered with the animal. All registration papers must be signed over to Southeast Bloodhound Rescue, Inc. as well as Microchip information.
    7. Donation to Southeast Bloodhound Rescue in an amount to be agreed upon by the surrendering family and the rescue director based on the history, reasons for surrender, etc.

1If the dog has not been kept on Heart Worm preventative, the surrendering family agrees to have the dog tested and if positive be agreeable to paying for the treatment in order to alleviate the heart worm problem.
 
2If not spayed or neutered, the surrendering family/person agrees to have the surgery performed or donate the cost of the surgery to Southeast Bloodhound Rescue prior to surrender.  Assistance locating low-cost spay/neuter programs in areas around the southeast is available through the SEBR Director.

The surrendering owner understands and agrees that by signing the Pet Release Form that the decision of what permanent adoptive home the dog goes to is solely the responsibility of SEBR, its Board of Directors and Foster caregiver.
 
No refunds of any donations will be given if the surrendering owner decides to keep the dog.

 
PET RELEASE FORM – see the forms page
 

PLACEMENT REFERRAL ASSISTANCE:

 Placement referral assistance means the dog’s information will be listed on the “Hounds Available Other Agencies” page of the SEBR web site, including contact information for the surrendering owners.  No adoption applications will be taken on the dog, nor will any prospective adopters be screened.  It will be the responsibility of the current owners to check out the references and home of the potential adopters.  The surrendering owners should charge an adoption fee of no less than $50, but no more than $250 for a dog.  (The adoption fee is to discourage predators who pick up ‘free’ dogs and cats to sell to research laboratories.)  No adoption fee will be charged by SEBR. 

 In order to offer placement referral assistance for bloodhounds needing to be surrendered, certain criteria MUST be met prior to listing the dog as available on the SEBR web site:


    1. Proof of current Vaccinations
    2. Proof of current heart worm test results to be included in the dog’s listing
    3. Proof that the dog is spayed or neutered2

    4. General information concerning the dog’s training, behavior and temperament.  Required basic information can be found in the Pet Release form(Because SEBR is not assisting with placement nor assuming ownership of the dog, copies or faxes of this form are available and no signatures are required.)  Any additional information that might be of interest to an adopting family should be provided in the blank section of Page 2 and/or on additional blank pages as needed for full disclosure.

    5. Any temperament problems known must be disclosed (Placement referral assistance will NOT be provided for any animal that has a history of aggression towards humans or a history of lethal aggression towards other companion animals, specifically other dogs.)
    6. A minimum donation to Southeast Bloodhound Rescue in the amount of $50 must be made by the surrendering family to cover time involved in maintaining current available listings.
    7. The amount of adoption fee required by the surrendering owners.
    8. The name(s), telephone numbers and email address(es) of the surrendering owners to be published in the dog’s internet listing.

The surrendering owners ARE REQUIRED TO notify Southeast Bloodhound Rescue as soon as the dog is placed, in order keep our internet listings current.

PET RELEASE FORM – see the forms page
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE OPTIONS FOR YOUR HOUND,
Email the Director of SEBR