If you need to re-home your own pet, or a homeless pet, please check out this great resource guide from Best Friends Animal Society. It offers tips on listing an animal for adoption, as well as screening potential adopters.
We also encourage you to contact local rescue organizations to see if they can list the dog/cat for adoption and assist with remaining vet care and screening potential adopters. If you’re not familiar with rescue groups in your area, contact your local pet stores to see what rescue groups host adoption events near your home and then start with them.
Rescue groups get a lot of requests to take dogs and cats into their programs. If you’re willing to foster and/or help with vet expenses, that will increase the odds of a rescue group saying ‘yes.’ This will take effort on your part but will be worth it knowing you helped save a life!
If for some reason you’re still not able to re-home your pet, your local city shelter can be your last resort. Please make sure to call and ask about the euthanasia policy so you’re able to make a well-informed decision about surrendering your pet.
In large metropolitan cities, it is not uncommon to see over 100 animals surrendered to animal services in a single day. Therefore, space is extremely limited and your pet’s time may be short.