Re-home Your Shiba
Surrendering your Shiba to SIRA
Surrendering your Shiba to SIRA will give your dog exposure to many families specifically looking for a Shiba and give your dog a great chance at finding a loving forever home.
Once you surrender a dog to SIRA, SIRA will place the dog with a pre-screened foster family, and you will have no further contact with the dog. Anyone interested in the dog will submit an adoption application to SIRA, and SIRA will closely examine the application, conduct a home visit, and check references before approving the applicant to adopt. The foster home will meet with approved applicants to determine the best match for the dog. To protect privacy, SIRA cannot share any information regarding where the dog is placed.
Surrender Request Application
After your surrender form has been reviewed, the intake coordinator will contact you for additional information and to set up an evaluation by a certified dog trainer or behaviorist in your area. Your dog must be evaluated by a certified dog trainer or behaviorist before it will be considered for placement in our foster program.
Please note that some certified dog trainers and behaviorists charge a fee, while others do not. The surrendering owner is responsible for any fees charged for an evaluation.
A written evaluation must be submitted to the SIRA intake coordinator by the certified dog trainer or behaviorist. SIRA will review the evaluation and determine whether or not to accept your dog into foster care.
Placement in Foster Care
SIRA is an all-volunteer organization that fosters each of its rescues in volunteer's homes. Foster space is often limited, so it may take some time before a foster space opens up for your dog. When a foster home opens up the intake coordinator will contact you to arrange a pick up/drop off time with one of SIRA's volunteers. Please bring all of your dog's items, including toys, bowls, collar, leash, food, treats, flea/tick heart worm medication, other medication, all medical records, and microchip information. It may be less upsetting to your dog if you say good-bye before your dog is picked up or dropped off. When your dog is picked up/dropped off, you will need to sign a form relinquishing your ownership of the dog to SIRA. Though you will not have any further contact with or knowledge of where your dog is placed, rest assured we will take very good care of your dog and find him/her the best possible forever home.
Request a Courtesy Listing
SIRA also offers courtesy listings for dog owners, which are posted on SIRA's Courtesy Listing page, Petfinder.com, and other pet adoption websites. To use this feature, your dog must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations.
Courtesy Listing Request Form
Please fill out SIRA's courtesy listing request form and upload photos of your dog at the bottom of the form. The form must be completely filled out. If it is not, SIRA will not consider your dog for a courtesy listing. After your form has been reviewed, your dog will be listed or the intake coordinator will contact you for additional information.
Click here to fill out SIRA's Courtesy Listing Request Form
Responsibility and Liability
If you request a courtesy listing, you will be solely responsible and liable for the courtesy-listed dog until the adoption is complete. You will also be solely responsible and liable for the adoption process and adoption of the courtesy-listed dog. SIRA will not own or otherwise have any legal right, responsibility, or liability regarding the courtesy-listed dog at any time and expressly rejects responsibility and liability for the courtesy-listed dog, its adoption process, and its adoption, including, but not limited to, claims for damages and legal fees. Before SIRA will post your courtesy listing, you must agree to release and indemnify SIRA from any responsibility or liability regarding the dog, its adoption process, and its adoption, including, but not limited to, claims for damages and legal fees.
By using the courtesy listing section of SIRA's website, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Last Updated (Friday, 19 March 2010 14:27)