1. Bring your pet’s complete vet records, including proof of rabies, as well as any medications they may need.
  2. Describe the animal’s behavior with the adoption counselor. This includes what the animal likes, dislikes, temperament, and other personality traits.
  3. Bathe and groom the pet before they arrive.
  4. Bring some of their favorite belongings, such as toys, blankets, beds, carrier, litter box and other items.
Heritage Humane Society charges a nominal fee associated with surrendering an animal, as follows:

  • $50 per animal surrendered
  • Additional $20 if no proof of rabies
  • $40 for litters of kittens/puppies

Heritage Humane Society does not euthanize owned animals. If your pet needs to be put to sleep, please contact your veterinarian. If you do not have a veterinarian, please refer to the phone book or contact Heritage Humane Society and we can offer a list of veterinarians in the area.

Pet owners, before you surrender your pet please call Heritage Humane Society at 757-221-0150. We can help troubleshoot any problems you are having with your family pet and if after talking with you of them surrendering the animal is the chosen course, we can help answer any questions or concerns you have about the process.

Military Service Members: You Have A Choice!

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pets specifically formed to support deploying heroes, veterans, and their pets when there is no other option except the uncertain future of shelter placement. The tragic dilemma of literally thousands of pets being abandoned due to hardship circumstances is a reality that needs a solution and this is the mission of GASP.

We have a very special foster program across the nation. How do we do it? Through selfless volunteers who open their hearts and homes in support of our heroes with hardships so when you come home, your “best friend” will be waiting for you. Our Guardian Angels are carefully selected and we assess each foster need personally, inspect, certify and monitor potential foster families and match pets across the nation, providing financial help in any area of your pet’s transportation, food or maintenance if necessary.

Please visit their site, www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org, then click on Submit-A-Pet to learn more.



Net Pets is a nation-wide & global network of individual foster homes that will house, nurture and care for dogs, cats, birds, horses and all other pets for Military personnel while they are deployed.

NetPets.org was created to be the liaison between those of you who have to have your beloved pets fostered and the foster homes all over this country. The actual fostering is a free service. Any veterinary expenses, pharmacy, foods and other extraordinary expense of this type will, of course, be your responsibility. We at NetPets.org, all of our members & volunteers, salute you for protecting our country and keeping us safe & secure. It is our hope, that this program which we have created, will be able to remove all concerns about your pets welfare for the duration of your tour.

Please visit their site at www.netpets.org to learn more.