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Animal Rehoming

Tips for Rehoming Your Pet

Tips for Rehoming Your Pet

If you’re looking to rehome your pet, we’ve compiled a few resources to help you through this process. Be sure to give yourself time to rehome your pet as it can take some time to find the right family for your pet.

Pet Rehoming Websites

These pet rehoming websites are specifically designed to help individual pet owners rehome their pets on their own.

Post on Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, email lists, and NextDoor are great outlets to use when posting about your pet. Make sure to change the post’s privacy settings to “public” so everyone can see and share it. Search for pet rehoming groups in your area, such as the Atlanta Rehoming Petwork.

Information to Share When Marketing Your Pet

  • Pet’s name
  • Age, spay/neuter status, and vaccinations/health status
  • If your pet gets along with other dogs, cats, or children
  • Whether or not they are house trained
  • Whether or not they are crate trained
  • Any health or behavior issues
  • Think about what makes your pet special, delightful, quirky, or fun
  • Describe the ideal family or environment for your pet
  • The neighborhood where your pet is located

Market Your Pet by Showing Their Personality

  • Pictures can say a thousand words. One of the best ways to capture the attention of a potential adopter is with a bright, in-focus photo that shows a bit of your pet’s personality. Think a cute head-tilt, playing fetch, snuggle time, or any other adorable moments that can highlight your pet’s adoptability.
  • Talk it up! Writing a fun, engaging bio about your pet is the perfect opportunity to show potential adopters what makes your pet special and why they should consider adding your pet to their family.

Adoption Screening

Here are a few things to consider as you rehome your pet:

  • Asking for a veterinarian reference
  • Collecting a rehoming fee

Never Abandon Your Animal

Abandoning your animal puts their life at risk and is illegal. If you have run out of options, please contact us about surrendering your animal by appointment.