What To Do If You Feel You Can’t Keep Your Pet
We feel strongly that animals should have permanent life long homes. To change homes is extremely stressful for them, especially as they age. The stress can make them ill. We appreciate that at times a new home must be found because of illness, death, or financial issues. Please consider carefully your decision to give up your pet.
What to do so you won’t have to rehome:
-Contact family members & friends to inquire about fostering for you until your circumstances change for the better
- BEFORE you sign a lease to rent or before you purchase a home with a HOA ensure that you are able to take your pet with you. GET IT IN WRITING!
-In cases of allergies try over the counter medications, homeopathic remedies or talk to your dr. Often given time the sufferer will adjust to the pet & the allergy will diminish. Sometimes you can be allergic to a cat or dog but not another cat or dog.
- If you feel that you do not have enough time for your pet consider getting a second one. They act as companions to each other. If often results in less work for the pet parent.
- Pregnancy & the arrival of a new baby is NOT a good reason for giving up a pet. Often cats & dogs will view the new family addition and will protect it. You might be busy with baby’s arrival for the first few months but things will get into a routine & your cat or dog will adjust.
If you MUST re-home:
-Advertise a pet on websites such as Craigslist.
- Advertise in local papers.
- Advertise at your local vets.