To rehome a pet, you must make it a priority to find them a home where they are loved, cared for, and provided with all their needs. Here are our top tips for how to rehome your pet.
Before you rehome a pet, it is important to ensure that he or she is healthy and up-to-date on vaccines. Spaying or neutering your pet will also help them find a home more quickly. If your pet has any other medical needs, be sure to note those as well.
Take good-quality photos and videos of your pet to show they are healthy and happy. Try to take photos and videos in different settings and activities. Good photos and videos will help you show potential adopters that your pet is a great addition to any home.
Writing a great bio will also help. A good bio includes:
● Tell your pet's story. Include their personality traits and why you are looking to rehome them.
● Be honest about any quirks or special needs.
● Highlight their best qualities! What makes them special?
● Why will they make a great addition to someone's family?
Add your pet's photos, videos and bio to the leading pet adoption sites. Always make sure you're using a reputable site, and that they have a strong vetting process for both pets and adopters.
Share your pet's profile on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to reach a wider audience. Include key information in your post, such as your pet's age, personality, and any special needs they may have.
A good way to screen adopters is to have interested families complete an application. It will enable you to learn more about them.
Be sure to include questions about
● Experience with pets
● Their living situation
● Plans for exercise and training
Before you place your furry friend to his or her new family, take the time to get to know the adopters. When meeting with people interested in adopting your pet, be sure to:
● Tell them about your pet's personality, likes and dislikes, and any special needs.
● Ask them about their pets.
● Discuss what kind of home environment your pet would be best suited for.
The next step after finding a potential adopter for your pet is to begin the screening process. This involves
● Calling references: to get an idea of what kind of person they are and if they would be a responsible pet parent.
● Speaking with the adopter's veterinarian: to see if the adopter is a good fit for your pet or not based on previous pet care history
● Making a home visit: allows you to see if their home would suit your pet.
To help ensure your pet is adopted by a caring, responsible family, it's important to draft a rehoming agreement. Your agreement should include:
● Your contact information.
● Pet's medical history.
● Special needs or requirements
● Care instructions.
Introduce your pet to their new home and family slowly, giving them time to adjust. Although it's hard, remember to say goodbye with love. This gives them a chance at a great life.
The team at Rehome With Love can do all of these steps for you. Our Rehome with Love service is a full-service option for families who need help rehoming their pets.