Rehome Your Pet

Having a serious pet issue?

We recommend that you first take a look at the resources that are available in Austin to help owners with their pet problems.

If you need to return a dog or cat that you adopted from APA! please email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Still need help? Contact P.A.S.S. at email hidden; JavaScript is required (for the fastest response) or try the P.A.S.S. Re-homing HOTLINE: (512) 961-6433
*Make sure to give your city and county when you call or e-mail.

Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (P.A.S.S.) is a service provided by Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) to help people help their pets to find new homes or to stay in their current homes.

P.A.S.S. was created to help the public find resources to help keep their pets or pets they have found, out of the shelter. We have a variety of ways we can help you help your pet, from ad placement resources, to low cost medical options, behavioral resources, help with food, and even advocating on your behalf if needed. We are thrilled to share all of these resources with you so we can all work together to keep Austin a No Kill city.

We will work together with you to determine and implement the best solution for you and your pet. Thank you for caring enough to try to keep your pet out of the shelter.

We are a nonprofit organization run by volunteers with limited funding to help owners rehome their pets. Some participation on your part is required during the process; however, we offer a positive alternative to kill shelters.

Austin Pets Alive!’s PASS program is supported by the Banfield Charitable Trust.