If you find yourself in a situation where keeping your pet is not an option, please try these steps to find a loving new home for your pet. For more information, visit this helpful site: https://rehome.adoptapet.com/

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Choose how you will rehome your pet. Ideas include: flyers at local meeting places such as coffee shops, feed stores, community centers.  Local online forums are good as well assuming you charge a fee and screen, screen, screen.  

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Create your post. Describe your dog in a bio.  We recommend that you stare at your dog, watch him/her playing with a favorite toy, find some good pictures that illuminate their personality, get inspired and then let the words flow. Visit our Adoption Page and read our bios to get some ideas.  Video is also a great way to get future adopters attention!

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Screen candidates.  This is the most important part of rehoming. There are great adopters out there but there also some very bad ones. We recommend you have an adoption fee. Be rigorous about your screening process especially if using a public forum like Craigslist or Facebook.  Ask a lot of questions (get ideas from adoption applications). Call references like neighbors and veterinarians. Check the potential adopters out with Google maps street view, friend them on Facebook etc to get feel for who they are. This is legal and helpful.  Screening is a two-way street.  Be transparent about any quirks your dog may have. The goal is for your dog to have a permanent, healthy relationship with his/her new family.

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Meeting.  Once you have enough information through back and forth dialogue to feel like this might be the right home, set up a meeting. This is a great opportunity do a home visit, meet other pets and family members and evaluate the home your pet may be living in. 

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Finalize the adoption.  If the meeting goes well and everyone seems happy with the adoption, schedule time to finalize the adoption.  At this point, you would go over the records with them and collect the adoption fee.  

REMEMBER: IF AT ANY POINT THE MATCH FEELS WRONG, IT'S WRONG.  NEVER SECOND GUESS YOUR GUT.  

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