Give Up a Pet (Rehome)


We understand that pets are family. Unfortunately, situations change and keeping a pet may become impossible.

What ever the circumstance, finding a new happy home for your pet can be the most compassionate responsible way to say farewell.

If you find yourself in this difficult position, animal shelters should be your last resort. Shelters should be reserved for stray and abused animals. There are several options available to help your pet avoid the stress of shelter life:

  • Home To Home™ is an online interactive pet placement platform that helps pet owners find new homes (permanent or temporary) for their pets. Home To Home does not charge adoption or rehoming fees.
  • Rehome by Adopt a Pet helps you safely find a loving forever home for your pet using the platform that is seen by millions of visitors each month. *Use coupon code RCXHAQTL2U8AD8Z to waive the listing fee for Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.
  • Get Your Pet from one good home to another is an online pet adoption community where people who want to adopt a pet connect with people who need to rehome a dog or cat.

Increase your pet's adoptability by having them spayed/neutered, groomed and vaccinated.

Tell your friends, family, coworkers and social networks that your pet is looking for a new home. The more people who know you need help, the better your chances of finding your pet a new family. Consider creating a resume for your pet to post or hand out.

No one knows your pet better than you do! While interviewing potential adopters, be sure to share your expectations for your pet's new home and be sure to ask questions to identify a home that will be a good fit for your pet.

Alternatives & Resources

If you would like to keep your pet, but are struggling to address medical, behavioral, and other concerns, take a look at some of the resources below.