Rehoming a pet can be a hard decision, but we know that sometimes it really is the right thing to do for both the people and the pet. If you have the time and ability, there may be some options for you to post on some safe websites and rehome him/her yourself. Here are a few resources where you might try posting:
Or, on Facebook you can post on the Tennessee Pet Rehoming page:
Write a Profile
Give a brief, yet honest description of your pet's personality and behaviors (both good things and the challenges). Give current information on age, size, if they are spayed or neutered and if they are up to date on vaccinations. Have copies of any vet records.
Take a Photo
Photos are always helpful! To take a good photo to rehome your pet, ensure he or she is looking at the camera. The background should be simple. Try to get a shot where people can get an idea of how big your pet is.
Questions to Ask
Consider asking the following questions as you interview your pet's new family:
- Have you had pets before? If so, what happened to them?
- What kind of pets have you had?
- What kind of vet care did your previous pets receive?
- Why are you interested in this pet?
- Are you looking for an indoor or outdoor pet?