There are many reasons that people may need to rehome their pets. It doesn’t mean they love them any less. In fact, it can often be a responsible move from pet owners. If you think that it might be time to say “goodbye” to your four-legged friend, then here’s what to do if you need to rehome your pet.
Think about your pet’s needs
Some of our pets love to be around all kinds of people and animals. However, others prefer slower-paced lives or homes where they are the only animal. If you know that your pet has specific needs to keep happy, then it’s best to write them all down and think about the best kind of home that would suit your pet’s lifestyle before you think about rehoming.
Talk to friends and family members
You might not have to look far to find someone that will take on your pet. This can be great if your friends and family members already know your pet, especially as they can stay in contact with you and ask any questions that might arise along the way. It also means that you can keep in touch with your pet in their new home.
Share your story
Many societies recommend sharing your pet on social media. You never know, people might know someone that would be perfect for your pet. You can also share flyers in your local veterinary clinic or notice boards to see if you can find a new family for your pet without having to send them to a shelter.
Learn about potential adopters
Most of us love our pets more than most other things in the world, and it can be tough to see them go. However, meeting with potential adopters can help to put your mind at rest before you send them to start a new life with a new family. During these meetings, you can ask all about their lifestyles and the care they can offer your pet.
Meet with local shelters
Some shelters specialize in rehoming certain animals, so why not get out there and meet with shelters in the local area to see what they can offer you and your pet? Thankfully, sending them to a shelter means the team can run background checks on any potential family before your pet finds a new home.
Make sure your pet comes first
Of course, most of us want nothing more than for our pet to be happy. It’s best to make sure that they are up-to-date with all of their vaccinations and any other medical treatments they need before they find a new home. Plus, if they have any health conditions or medication, then be sure to talk through them all to your pet’s new families.
There are plenty of reasons that we might need to rehome our pets. Thankfully, there are also many ways that we can go about finding them a new family to make it as stress-free and painless for us and our pet.