Our Relinquishment Process

If you’ve found that it is the time to relinquish your small exotic mammal, please contact us by phone or email to set up an appointment. There will be a short amount of paperwork to transfer legal guardianship of the animal over to Apple Wood Rescue. The person signing on behalf of the animal must be 18 years or older. Please be sure to bring as many of your animals items as possible. Having familiar things around can help tremendously with the stress of being in a new environment. We do not charge a fee to surrender an animal but donations are always needed and greatly appreciated.

Due to our limited space, Apple Wood cannot accept large group surrenders at this time. We can and will try to help you find good homes for your small exotic mammals if we are unable to bring them directly into the shelter.

We accept:

  • Chinchillas
  • Rats
  • Hamsters
  • Mice
  • Degus
  • Sugar Gliders
  • Gerbils
  • Hedgehogs