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Watermelon Mountain Ranch, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is New Mexico's Largest No-Kill Animal Shelter for homeless pets providing adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs including Molly's Mercy Missions.

© 2019 Watermelon Mountain Ranch. All Rights Reserved. EIN: 85-0480585

DOG SURRENDER

Guidelines you need to know when surrendering a dog

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When surrendering your dog here is some important information to know:

  • Your animal(s) must be in good health with current vaccinations complete with verifiable shot records

  • Your animal(s) will NOT be accepted if aggressive, feral or in poor health

  • Please note, we are a limited admission facility and can only accept animals based on space availability

  • All surrenders must be pre-coordinated by email. Email dog intake at dogswmr@aol.com with details on your animal prior to bringing an animal to us to see if we have space available and if we will be able to accept your animal.

  • Understand that if we accept your animal we will require a mandatory surrender fee to cover the partial cost of care and placement of your pet.

We cannot accept surrendered animals at the Ranch without an initial email interview with our Animal Program Manager. NO animals may be surrendered at the Mobile Adoption locations or Resale Stores.

 

SURRENDERER FEES

Surrender Fees help cover the cost of food, care, staffing and the guaranteed placement of your pet, plus any medical care that may be required.

 

The below listed fees apply to animals in good medical condition. If the animal is unsterilized, there will be an addtional $50 fee to cover the cost of surgery. Medical concerns will be handed on a case by case basis. 

 

  • Small Breed (under 25 pounds) 

    • 5 Years Old and Under- $185

      • Additional $25 if dog is under a year old to include a parvo test

    • 6 Years old to 10 Years- $250

    • Over 10 years old- Perpetual Care

  • Medium/Large Breed (over 25 pounds) 

    • 5 Years old and Under- $200

      • Additional $25 if dog is under a year old to include a parvo test 

    • 6 Years old to 10 Years-$350

    • Over 10 years old- Perpetual Care

  • $250 Mother with Litter (up to 4 puppies)

  • * $25 for each additional littermate over 4

  • Perpetual Care Program- Dog will live the rest of their lives at the ranch.- $5,000. Compare to other large no kill animal shelters with fees ranging anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000.

 

Please email dogswmr@aol.com for more details on how to put WMR in your estate planning to make sure your animals are taken care of.

 

 

WHERE TO SURRENDER

All animals must be surrendered to The Ranch Main Location. We cannot accept surrendered animals at the Ranch without an initial email to the above address. NO animals may be surrendered at the Mobile Adoption locations or Resale Stores.

All surrenders are made BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

 

DOG SURRENDER FORM

Please complete the form listed below. Be sure to include the following: 

-Is your dog up to date on vaccinations? 

-Is your dog spayed/neutered? 

-Does your dog have any behavioral issues of note? 

-Does your dog have any pre existing medical conditions?