Owner Reclaim Procedure

DITR is available to assist owners reclaim their stray or lost pet, however please understand that such efforts require resources on our part.

Because of this, DITR strongly encourages that owners take responsibility for their pets and recognize the efforts that we have put into them.

1. Owners will need to make arrangements to pick up their animal within 24 hours of notification that the animal is at DITR. If the animal is not reclaimed after 7 days of notification, the animal will come under ownership of the rescue. The owner will be responsible for any fees (reclaim, vaccination and daily care) that may accrue during this period.

2. In some instances, owners will need to bring proof of ownership such as photographs or veterinary records (proof of rabies vaccination) when coming to reclaim their pets.

3. Owners are required to fill out a “Stray Reclaim Form” and pay the following service fees prior to the animal being returned to the owner. 

Required Reclaim Fees Before Animal Will Be Released Boarding

$15/day Vaccination Fee

$10/per vaccination



* If more than 4 impoundments occur within a calendar year, additional steps may be taken to ensure the health and safety of the pet.

• If vaccines were given to the animal upon arrival at the shelter, a copy of the medical record will be provided to the owner. Owners will be responsible for any vaccinations fees.  • When an animal is reunited with an owner, information will be provided to the owner on spay/neutering, secure IDs, and microchipping.