Rehoming Your Pet

Rehoming your pet should be your LAST option. Responsible pet owners must take full responsibility for their pet. Leaving them with charity organizations like PAWS is not the responsible choice.

Rehoming Your Pet

Rehoming your pet should be your LAST option. Responsible pet owners must take full responsibility for their pet. Leaving them with charity organizations like PAWS is not the responsible choice.

A pet is a LIFETIME commitment

A pet is a family member. Would you rehome a family member when life becomes difficult? If you really must let go of your pet, have you done everything in your power to find them loving homes?

Are you rehoming your pet because they are sick and you can’t look after them?

Does your pet have behavior problems that you can’t deal with?

Did they have kittens or puppies that you didn’t want?

If these are your reasons for wanting to rehome your pet, they can all be addressed:

  • There are vets that offer low cost veterinary care.
  • There are animal behavior experts that offer training and rehabilitation.
  • There are institutions that offer low cost (or free) spay/neuter surgery.

Ask us about these options so you don’t have to abandon your pet.

PAWS can offer Rehoming Assistance, but we will not adopt or admit your pet to the shelter.

If your pet qualifies for rehoming assistance, PAWS will assist by advertising within our social media networks in order to find a suitable adopter.
PAWS is an animal welfare organization, not a pet adoption center. Our role is to prevent cruelty and promote responsible pet ownership. As a non-profit organization, we are already struggling to care for and rehome over 300 animals that are victims of cruelty and neglect. Please help by doing your part as a responsible pet owner.

Is my pet eligible for rehoming?

PAWS will only provide help in rehoming an animal if the owner has exhausted all other options and truly can no longer care for their pet, or if the animal is a stray that was saved by a rescuer. See below if your pet qualifies:

1. Must be spayed/neutered

All the animals we rehome are spayed or neutered. This eliminates the burden for potential adopters so they don’t need to deal with heat cycles, unwanted litters, and diseases that affect intact pets. Vet certification may be required for verification.

2. Must be vaccinated & healthy

Ensuring your pet’s health and happiness is the core of responsible pet ownership. Vaccinating your pet will ensure that they are in good health and they don’t spread diseases when taken into their new home. Please present their vaccination card for verification.

3. Must not be aggressive

It is also our responsibility to ensure the safety of potential adopters. Animals with aggression issues need to be rehabilitated at the owner’s expense to be eligible for our rehoming assistance program. Your pet will be assessed by our animal behavior specialist.

Ask for Rehoming Assistance

If you pet meets all the general requirements for rehoming assistance, please send us their photograph and a description of their personality and other pertinent information. Email us at [email protected] with the subject “REHOMING ASSISTANCE”.
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