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, try to see if you can find another family who may be interested in giving your pet a new home.

Below Are A Few Tips That May 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 by making sure it’s spayed/neutered, groomed, and up-to-date on its vaccinations.
  3. Tell your friends, family and co-workers and ask them to spread the word. You never know who may be looking for a new companion.
  4. Advertise in the local newspaper or online, but 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.
  5. Search for a rescue group that can take your pet. 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. Our Pet Resource Center may also be able to assist you in locating a rescue group who can help. Contact 602.997.7585 Ext. 3800 for more information.
  6. NEVER ABANDON YOUR ANIMAL. If you’re unable to re-home your pet, the Arizona Humane Society will accept owner surrendered pets.

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