Why you should rehome
You can find comfort from having a say in where your pet goes.
Avoid placing your pet into a stressful shelter environment.
Prevent shelter overcrowding.
Steps to rehoming
Post on rehoming platforms.
Be honest about why you need to rehome. Include current information about your pet's behavior and health.
Meet potential new owners in a public location like a local pet store.
Transfer ownership to the new adopter. Use this form as written documentation that you've rehomed. Update the microchip information. Notify Animal Control, your vet, and the organization you adopted from (if applicable) that you've rehomed.
Tips for rehoming
Include accurate or new photos on your listing. Use your pet's favorite toy or treats behind the scenes to get the perfect pose!
Before rehoming, ensure your pets are spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations, deworming, and flea/tick preventative. Dogs will need to be heartworm tested and given monthly preventative. If needed, groom before they go to their new home. If you need help with spay/neuter, apply for our vouchers. If you need help with preventative care, visit the Pawsitive Impact Project.
Ask your vet to confirm the pet's microchip is still placed properly. Provide the new owner with the chip number and company. You can get the chip number by having your vet scan the pet and you can look up the microchip company at aaha.org/petmicrochiplookup.
If you've placed your pet on rehoming platforms but haven't had luck finding them a new home, try the following.
Reach out to your community of friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, etc. You never know who may be looking for a new companion.
Make social media posts and ask your friends and followers to reshare.
Check online for rehoming groups that can spread the word.
Check with rescues to see any of them have space to take your pet.
If you have a bird you need to rehome, please reach out to the contact below. She is a volunteer and this is her work number, so please be patient in waiting for a response.