Eviction Resources for Pet Parents
If you’re losing your home due to eviction, please know that you’re not alone. The Atlanta Humane Society is here to support you with services and advice for taking the best possible care of your pet during this uncertain time of transition.
Your pet is always happiest when they are with you, so if you need help providing food or veterinary care for your pet, our Resource Center is here to connect you with assistance to help lift some financial burden. You can call them 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at 404.875.5331.
Temporary Alternative Placement
If you are unable to keep your pet with you, it may be time to consider a temporary alternative placement. Do you have a family member, friend, or coworker who would consider fostering your pet while you work to find more permanent, pet-friendly housing? Social media is a great way to network your pet to those outside of your immediate social circle, and you might also consider online services like 911FosterPets to find temporary placement for your pet. Click below for sample social media posts you can use to find help for your pet and to learn how to prepare your pet for this time of transition.
Sample Social Media Asks
Asking your friends and family for help caring for your pet during this difficult time may seem daunting, so we’ve put together some sample text you can use for reaching out.
Pet Transition Checklist
If your pet will be temporarily staying with a friend or family member during this time, preparing your pet for the transition is very important. The Atlanta Humane Society is here to guide you every step of the way.
Start by packing all the items your friend or family member will need to care for your pet.
Pet Packing List
- At least two weeks’ worth of food and pet supplies (toys, bowls, treats, etc.)
- Pet crate or carrier
- Updated vaccination records
- Pet is wearing a collar and ID tag at all times
- Ensure your contact information is updated with your pet’s microchip company
- Your pet’s medications and a document that lists dosages and schedule
- Information about your pet’s regular veterinary clinic and an emergency veterinarian’s contact information
- Daily care instructions, including:
- How often and what quantity of food does your pet eat?
- Where do they sleep at night?
- Do they go somewhere specific when you leave?
- Do they need specific medication at a certain time each day?
- How often do they need to go outside to use the bathroom?
- Do they have specific grooming needs?
- Are there things your pet is scared of?
- Does your pet get along with other pets or humans?
- Are there things your pet really likes?
If you have the time, introduce your pet to your friend or family member’s home a few times before dropping them off. Additionally, providing an item that smells like you (such as a t-shirt or blanket) can provide comfort for your pet while you’re apart.