Rehome Your Pet

The decision to surrender a companion is never an easy one. We here at Panhandle Humane Society work hard to ensure every animal in our care, regardless of circumstance, is treated with kindness, love, and respect. Due to limited space, surrenders to PHS are limited to Scotts Bluff county residents only. Proof of residence may be required.

If, for any reason, an owner feels the need to surrender their pet, they are welcome here at Panhandle Humane Society as space and resources allow. We are required to maintain available space for stray animals that are brought in by the police or the public. We ask that you only consider surrendering your pet to our shelter as a last resort after you have exhausted all other options. These options may include training or rehoming your pet yourself. One option is Rehome through Adopt-a-Pet, and there is more information below. You can also rehome your pet through Facebook on Scotts Bluff County Rehoming Animals, click on this link. We have partnered up with GoodPup, an online dog training resource that works with you and your dog for less than $35 per training session (you can save 10% when you sign up through our link). See below for more information. 

In order to ensure resources are ready and available when a pet arrives, Panhandle Humane Society requires a scheduled surrender appointment. Without an appointment process, we would have no control over the number of pets that come into our care each day, and our ability to provide the best possible care for each animal would be hindered. Please call (308) 635-0922.

Suggested Surrender Donation:

  • Scotts Bluff County Residents:
    • $35.00 for Dogs
    • $30.00 for Cats
  • Litters:
    • $50 per Litter of 2-7 puppies/kittens, and $10 for each additional over 7.

This donation is used to help with the costs of care for your pet.

Rehome Your Own Pet

Rehome Pet Relocator

Rehoming your pet should be easy and stress free both for you and your pet. The experts at, the largest non-profit pet adoption website, have created a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet from your loving home directly to another. It's simple and easy to use with just a few steps

  1. Create a Pet Profile - Get your pets posted on to be seen by millions of pet adopters.
  2. Review Applications - The dedicated team at Rehome will give you all the help you need to select the best potential adopters.
  3. Meet Adopters - The Rehome team will guide you through the process of setting safe and pressure-free meetings with applicants.
  4. Finalize Adoption - Rehome will provide you with an adoption contract to protect the transfer of your pet ownership.

Go To Rehome Website

Pets looking for a new home.

Any pets listed here are from the current pet owners. Panhandle Humane Society displays this information as a resource and benefit to you. Please click on the pet listing for further details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you charge to bring animals in?

We do not charge to bring in a stray animal.

We do charge for animal surrenders and consider this a surrender donation. This helps offset the cost of caring for the animal until they are adopted. We also charge for feral cats that are brought in. This also helps pay for their care while they are at the shelter.

How long do you keep an animal?

We hold stray animals for 3 business days (not including the day they are brought to the shelter) to allow plenty of time for their owner to claim them. Surrenders are held for 24 hours. If an animal is brought in due to the owner being arrested, we send a letter to the owner in jail and the animal is held for 3 days from the date the letter is sent. The owner can designate another person in writing to claim their animal out for them if they will not be released from jail prior to the 3-day hold ending. After each hold period, the animal is given an exam and made available for adoption. As long as the animal is adoptable, it will be here until we find it a forever home!

You can also check out the Scotts Bluff County Rehoming Animals Facebook Group to help you find a home for your pet.

Training with GoodPup

If the reason you are considering rehoming your dog is because of their behavior, GoodPup may be able to help! Get private, 1-on-1 training sessions during live video calls. Panhandle Humane Society has an exclusive deal for anybody who wants to check it out. When you sign up you get your first week free. If you choose to continue training, you will get a discounted rate for the entirety of your training. In addition to the training, you get unlimited, 24/7 chat with dog behavior and veterinary experts. You also have access to daily, guided practice and progress check-ins.

GoodPup Training