Sadly, we most likely cannot help. The rehoming process through Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet program can take several days and even a few weeks.
If you absolutely cannot keep your pet while we help you find a new home for him or her, here are some options to consider:
- Ask your friends and family if any of them are able to provide a temporary home for your pet while we work together to find a permanent home.
- If you can afford it, keep your pet at a boarding facility during this time.
- Call your veterinarian's office and let them know about your situation. See if they have anything to suggest. Sometimes a vet can provide boarding; other times they may know of a family looking to adopt another pet.
- Contact rescue organizations in your area to see if any have room for your pet. You can find a list here. A few things to keep in mind: Many rescue organizations don’t take pets from owners, only from public animal shelters. Also, most rescues do not have a facility; they rely on a network of foster homes, most of which are usually full. Most rescuers also have "day jobs" and may not be able to respond to a call or an email immediately. It’s very expensive for rescuers to care for pets, so it may help if you can offer a donation to the rescue, or offer to pay for your pet's care until a home is found.
Tip: if your pet is a specific breed, look for rescues that specialize in that breed. You can search our database here for groups in your area that may be able to assist. Google can also be helpful with this.
- As a last resort, relinquish your pet to a shelter. Make sure to ask how long the shelter is able to keep your pet while it is awaiting a new home. Not every shelter has the resources to house pets long term.
Please be sure to search our database here to find local shelters and/or rescues who may be able to help.