1. Is rehoming my pet the right choice for me?
It’s important to be absolutely certain that rehoming your pet is the only option.
Before you decide, consider your living situation:
- Is there anything you could do to make it easier or more affordable to keep your pet?
- Where are they coming from? How long have they been in your care?
- Will you be able to afford the cost of rehoming your pet?
2. Find a reputable shelter or shelter-based rescue.
Once you’ve made the difficult decision to find a new home for your pet, you’ll want to find a reputable shelter or shelter-based rescue where they can go. You can do this by researching shelters on sites like Petfinder.com and RescueGroups.org, which have listings of both municipal shelters and animal rescues that operate out of shelters. Once you’ve found a few that are nearby, research their reputations in the community:
- Make sure they’re accredited by the American Humane Association
- Check if they advertise an adoption rate (this will be listed as “percentage of animals leaving alive”)
- Find out what their adoption rate is (a good number is over 90%)
3. Honest and accurate descriptions are a must.
When describing the companion animal, you should be honest about their behaviors and any potential problems. Make sure to check over your description for accuracy, as this is what will catch the attention of potential adopters. The description should cover any health problems or issues with behavior and provide a general idea of how old the animal is. You can also include positive traits about them. For example, if they are very friendly towards children or love playing outside in the park.
Be sure not to undersell or oversell them either! When describing your pet, give an accurate and detailed account of their personality and physical traits so that when a potential adopter reads it they know exactly what to expect from meeting your pet in person.
4. Health is wealth! Get your animal checked out by a vet before rehoming them.
Before you find a new family for your pet, make sure they get a clean bill of health. This will ensure that they’re healthy enough to be adopted and provide any adopters with the peace of mind that comes with knowing exactly what kind of health issues you’ll need to address when caring for your pet. It’s also important to take this step because it can help inform you about any issues your pet is likely to have in the future or if any major concerns are likely to develop if their current conditions are left untreated. You want potential adopters to know everything there is about their new companion before taking them home!
5. Make sure you have all of their medical records, including vaccinations and spaying/neutering information (if they have been).
A responsible pet owner keeps track of their animal’s medical information and ensures they get the care they need. This is an important step to take when you want to rehome your dog or cat. If you’re not sure about your pet’s medical history, it’s a good idea to bring them in for a checkup with their regular veterinarian. The vet can also provide you with vaccination records and spaying/neutering information if either procedure has been performed. Once you have all the necessary paperwork, it will be much easier for someone new to take over their care, which is an important consideration when deciding how and where to place them in a new home.
6. Spending time with a number of potential adopters will help you determine which home is the best fit for your pet, while also allowing adopters to figure out if the animal is right for them.
When it comes to rehoming your dog or cat, you want to do everything in your power to ensure not only the best possible fit for your pet’s new home, but also for their new family. It’s not as simple as posting an advertisement, meeting with a few people and handing over the keys. If it were that easy we would have nothing to worry about when making a decision on who will care for our animals. But we do have worries! We think of the future and what our pet will be like after they leave us—we think of how they will adjust, if they are going to treat them right, feed them well and play with them enough. We want these things because we love our pets so much. That is why spending time with potential adopters can give you great insight into what kind of person or family is going to take care of your beloved animal-friend.
Spending time with someone before you trust them with something as important as this can be beneficial in many ways…
7. Get everything in writing to avoid legal issues later on down the road and make sure all parties understand their responsibilities and duties as owners or rescuers of the animal.
Finally, before you even think about handing over your cat or dog to a new home, make sure you get everything in writing. Make sure all parties understand their responsibilities and duties as owners or rescuers of the animal, and make sure that the animal is not being put in danger and has a safe, loving home. The agreement should include what happens if it doesn’t work out with this new family.
If you have any doubts during this process, please do not hesitate to look into another family for your pet. It’s never too late to find someone else until your beloved pet is adopted and happy in their new home!
It’s important to consider all your options before rehoming your pet and be prepared to handle any potential problems that may arise from rehoming your pet.
Whether your pet is a dog, cat, bird, fish or anything else in between you need to make sure that you are prepared for the rehoming process. Before deciding whether or not to rehome your pet it’s important to consider all of your options and make sure that this is truly in the best interest of everyone involved. It’s also very important to make sure that you have all the information about your pet. Rehoming a pet can be difficult but with some preparation it can be fairly stress free for both you and the person adopting your animal friend.Rover, I found someone to take care of you! How to prepare your pet before they find their forever home.
Rehoming a pet is a difficult and emotional experience, but it’s also a time to celebrate your pet’s new life with their new family. Before you can do that, though, there are some things you’ll need to do in order to prepare your pet for the transition and make sure that they’re ready to show off their best self. Here’s what we recommend:
Vaccinate your pet. Make sure that they’re up-to-date on their vaccines and any other treatments. This not only prevents them from getting sick with something like kennel cough, but it will also reduce the risk of spreading disease if they come into contact with another dog before being brought into the shelter.
Take them in for a checkup before you bring them in. If you aren’t able to vaccinate your pet or if it has been more than six months since their last vet visit, we recommend taking them in for a physical examination at least one week before you bring them in so that the veterinarian can identify any potential issues (like heartworm) and properly treat them before bringing them into the shelter environment.
Gather all of
Hooray! You found someone to take care of your furry friend, Rover. But what are the next steps? Are you prepared? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.
First, let’s talk about what you can do to best showcase Rover to his new family. If he’s a dog, make sure he’s trained and housebroken (or as much as possible). If he has any special needs or quirks that aren’t intuitive, be honest about them with his new family so they can discover how to best interact with him and establish boundaries. If you’re rehoming a cat, let them know if they’re good with kids or have special dietary needs—and if they like to play fetch, bonus points! (And maybe throw in their favorite toy.)
Next, here are some things that you should do before you hand him off: Make sure all of his vaccinations are up-to-date and that you have a record of them (this is important for the safety of your pet and other pets he’ll encounter). Also, if your pet isn’t neutered or spayed, consult with your vet about whether it’s the right time for Rover—and make sure your vet knows who will be taking him home
Hey, Rover! I have some exciting news for you!
I found someone to take care of you!
But before you can go live with your new family, there are a few steps we need to take to make sure your transition goes smoothly.
Here are some things to consider before you leave:
– Make an appointment for one last vet visit. Bring copies of all your medical records, including vaccinations, spay/neuter status, and any other treatments you’ve had. Also, don’t forget the bag of food that’s been working best for you! (And of course, make sure you’re up-to-date on all your shots; they’ll ask!)
– Don’t forget your favorite toys and blankets! If you’re going to be comfortable in your new home, you’ll want them. Plus it will help if they smell like me when you first get there.
– Choose a representative photo and put it on social media. Your new family is going to love following your adventures there—it might help if they can recognize you right away!
Congratulations! You found someone to take care of your pet (or are on the way to finding them)! That’s amazing and we’re so excited for you, but it’s also super important that you take the right steps to make sure your pet is prepared.
It’s a big change for you, and it’s a big change for Rover/Whiskers too. It’s important to make sure they’re ready to meet their new human, and also that their new human is ready for them too.
Here are a few things we recommend doing:
+ Make sure their shots are up-to-date and they’re healthy (get a check-up with your vet).
+ Have a heart-to-heart with Rover about what he can expect. Dogs are smart, but they don’t understand what’s happening as well as we do. Tell him that things will be different, but that he’ll still get love from his new human parent (and probably lots of treats).
+ Set up some playdates! It’s important for Rover/Whiskers to get used to spending time with other humans besides you, especially if there are going to be other people in their forever home. That might mean letting a neighbor watch them while you go out
You’ve made it. You found the perfect person to take care of your furry friend. They’re going to be in good hands, and you get to have some peace of mind. You’ve done a brave and noble thing, and now you can take a deep breath. But before you do, ask yourself: is my pet prepared for the great adventure that awaits?
Here’s how to make sure your dog or cat is ready to meet their new owner:
1. Get them updated on vaccinations
2. Make sure they are spayed/neutered
3. Clean up any messes and make sure they’re aware of house rules (where they can sleep, chew, etc.)
4. Brush/groom them so they look their best!
5. Play with them! Take them on a walk and have some fun! This will help increase their energy levels, which will be very attractive to potential owners!
You’ve found someone to take care of your dog, Rover! But before you introduce Rover to his or her new owner, there are a few things you need to do to make sure Rover is ready for the transition.
First, it’s important to remember that dogs don’t really understand change, and they also don’t know what’s going on when they’re being handed over to a new owner. It can be difficult for them, so the more you can do to make sure Rover is comfortable and has everything he needs to feel safe and secure, the better.
Take a look at Rover’s food and water bowls, and buy new ones if they are dirty or damaged—this is your chance to start fresh with a clean slate. If Rover has any toys or other objects he enjoys playing with (maybe a leash), pack those up too. Similarly, if Rover has any food or treats he loves (or even hates), bring those along so his new owner knows what he’ll eat.
If you have any documents related to when Rover was adopted from the shelter or vet records related to shots or anything else for his health, bring them along in case prospective owners ask about them.
Finally, think about how happy and energetic your dog is most of the time
You’ve found the perfect owner for Rover: someone who will love her and care for her for the rest of her life. And now you’re wondering what you can do to make sure she’s ready to go home with them?
First, we recommend getting Rover a bath. Get her fur all soft and smooth so she’ll look her best! Nail clipping too, while you’re at it.
Next, snap some photos. Rover is precious, but when she rolls around in the mud before meeting her owners, they might not get that right away. Make sure they fall in love with how adorable she really is!
Finally, it’s time to say goodbye. We know this is hard—but you wouldn’t want to leave Rover somewhere she isn’t comfortable! Take her to meet her new owner and let them spend some time together so they can bond.