Find a new home for your pet
Sometimes, families find themselves in situations where caring for an animal is no longer a possibility. Choosing to re-home a pet can be an incredibly difficult decision. HSVB is here to provide caring advice and resources for people who are searching for a new home for their companion animal.
Increase your pets adoptability and spread the word
The following are some tips to try to re-home your pet before bringing it to a shelter:
- Give yourself time to re-home your pet. It can often take weeks to months to find it the best home.
- Increase your pet’s adoptability by having it spayed or neutered and groomed. Make sure your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations.
- Spread the word to increase your chances of finding the right home for your pet. Ask your friends, family and co-workers to help. Social media can be a great place to share this information, in addition to neighborhood apps.
- You can also use the Home to Home tool which gives pet owners the ability to be more involved, and it’s simple to use! Set up a pet profile, and interested people apply. HSVB staff review posts — making it a safer alternative to other online marketplaces, such as Craigslist.
- Use caution when considering unknown individuals or families as your pet’s new owners. Hold the initial meeting in a public place and ask questions to screen potential adopters. (Are there other pets in the house? Have you established a relationship with a veterinarian? Do you have a fenced in yard? How many hours a day will the animal be left alone?)
- Share your expectations for your pet’s new home. If you wish to stay in touch with your pet’s new family, make that clear up front.
- Never abandon your animal. HSVB is an open-admission organization and we will accept any animal for any reason.
- For additional tips, please call our Pawsitive Impact Team at 772-388-3331.
We're here to help!
For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns, please call our Pawsitive Impact Team at 772-388-3331.
To start the process on rehoming your pet use the Home to Home tool.