RE-HOMING YOUR DOG
If your desire to rehome your dog is because of behavioral or training issues, please contact a qualified training professional.
If the issue is housing, please remember your dog is a member of your family. Consider offering your landlord a refundable pet deposit. Sometimes that is enough to alleviate a landlord’s concerns. Or, if you are open to moving, there are realtors dedicated to helping you find a place that allows you to rent with your dog. Large property management companies often have blanket policies that may be more difficult to alter. Contact landlords of smaller properties directly, and be sure to show off your well behaved dog.
If you still need to rehome your pet, you will want to make your dog as attractive as possible to potential adopters. Grab a camera and take the best photos you can. Posting ads on Petfinder, Craigslist and social networks like Facebook along with email blasts to friends and family help tremendously. If you choose to rehome your dog using social media or Craigslist, please be diligent in screening potential adopters and never post your dog as “free to good home.” Get a brightly colored “adopt me” bandana and hit the pavement in shopping areas, parks etc.