Giving up your pit bull may seem like a difficult task. Developing the emotional detachment to do so, however, may be the most complicated aspect of surrendering your pet. Every day people all over New Jersey surrender their pit bulls to the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The society is available to citizens in New Jersey who are no longer able to take care of their pit bulls.
Locate the nearest New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals location. Visit the society's website to locate the nearest one to your home.2
Transport the pit bull to the nearest society shelter. You may tour the facility to ensure it is the right place for your pit bull. Ask about the adoption rate and any other questions you may have.3
Tell the worker that you want to surrender your pit bull. Hand over a copy of any shot records, medication lists, or any other information they may need to properly take care of the dog while it is in the society's possession.4
Answer any questions the worker may have of you. The worker may ask about allergies, aggression, if the pit bull is good with other dogs or children, or any questions they consider helpful for placing the pit bull in a new home.