Before You Surrender, Remember…

There are many people in the Valley looking for a new pet just like yours. Before bringing your pet to a shelter, see if you can find another family who may be interested in giving your pet a new home.

Below Are A Few Tips To Help You Re-Home Your Pet:

  1. Give yourself time to re-home your pet. It can often take weeks or even months to find a new home.
  2. Increase your pet’s adoptability. Make sure it’s spayed/neutered, groomed, and up-to-date on its vaccinations.
  3. Market your pet! Create an attention grabbing pet profile that you can copy/paste on multiple platforms.
  4. Tell your friends, family and co-workers. Ask them to spread the word! You never know who may be looking for a new companion.
  5. Advertise online. Post your pet profile on as many rehoming sites as possible. Here are just a few to get your started:
    getyourpet.com
    petfinder.com
    rehome.adoptapet.com
    rehomeyourpets.com
    wagaroo.com
    craigslist.com
    facebook.com
    nextdoor.com
    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. Share your expectations for your pet’s new home and require an adoption fee to deter dishonest individuals. When you find a family that meets your and your pet’s needs, ask for identification and contact information to follow up on how your pet is doing in its new home.
  6. Check with local rescue groups. Whether you have a dog or cat or an exotic animal, there are many rescue groups in our area who may be able to accept your pet. You can find most of these groups online through a web search or on Facebook.
  7. NEVER ABANDON YOUR ANIMAL. If you’re unable to re-home your pet, the Arizona Humane Society will accept owner surrendered pets by appointment.

For additional tips, please contact our Pet Resource Center at 602.997.7585 Ext. 3800.