Pet Owner Resources
Many pet owners run into times when they need help. Our goal here is to provide a support network to help ensure pet owners have the information and resources needed to be able to continue to provide loving, responsible, FOREVER HOMES for their pets.
***The following is a list of learning resources. The best food for your animal is the food your animal does really well on that is within your budget. I highly recommend doing your own research by visiting the resources listed and more if you can find them so as to fully understand what you are feeding your animals.
Resources to learn about the pet food you are considering: (I will add more as I collect the information)
If you need help selecting a dog food for your pet that is quality and within your budget...feel free to email to ask for suggestions.
If you are in need of pet food:
Contact your local food pantry, municipal animal shelter, or fill out the contact form and we will work with you to find your closest source of pet food.
6 Steps to Rehoming
- Take Pictures and video - You will want 3-4 good, clear pictures. A frontal view, side view, standing next to something that indicates the size of the dog, a video doing favorite activity or obedience.
- Write-up - one to two paragraphs that include, name, age, breed, sex, s/n status. The reason why you are rehoming. Temperament, medical, behavior history. It is important to be honest but keep it relatively short, you can go in depth with potential adopters if needed. If you notice a lot of the same questions coming at you, add that information into the write-up. Include contact information.
- Medical and behavioral- Make sure the animal is spayed or neutered prior to rehoming and up to date on shots. Have the animal microchipped (keep this info!). If there are behavioral issues, set up a consult with a trainer who then writes up their recommendations. Make things as easy for new adopters as possible.
- Fees - Set a reasonable rehoming fee. Generally under $100 would be considered a rehoming fee. We recommend $25-$75. You are not recouping all money spent, you just want to show the animal has value and should be taken care of as such. You can always choose to include that it’s negotiable or that it will be donated if you do not need it or plan on not charging it.
- Home Checks, Meets, and Contracts - Conduct a home check, meet and greet with other animals in the home (neutral territory first, i.e. a walk in the neighborhood), and interview with reference checks. All of these help to ensure that the person adopting is truthful and trustworthy in caring for an animal and that you are setting the animal up for success in their new home. It is recommended that at the very least you do a transfer of ownership paperwork or an adoption contract. Adoptapet will provide one.
- Reach Out and Post -Use social media groups (there are many area or breed specific rehoming groups on facebook), #hashtags help to reach a greater number of people with interests, breed specific rescues or local rescues will do courtesy posts many times. Rescue Me or Adoptapet (contract provided) are great safe, websites to post on. It can take several weeks to several months so please be patient and persistent. Post weekly or multiple times a week. Ask your friends and family to share. One single post that you can share multiple times will keep things much simpler for you to track.