We do allow intact pets to be listed through Rehome, and we help to ensure they are spayed and neutered post-adoption. We listened to you, our valued shelter and rescue partners, about the concerns of allowing intact pets to be adopted and we took some precautions:
- We set the expectation upfront with potential adopters by clearly stating on the pet's Adopt a Pet profile if the pet needs to be spayed or neutered:
- As you can see, we require the adopter to spay or neuter their new furry friend within 30 days of their adoption.
- The adopter signs off on this within their contract.
- Our team also checks in with the new adopter within 30 days to confirm they have indeed spayed/neutered their pet.
Fun Fact: Our team looked at data and trends to see if pets were being adopted because they are intact. We learned that in fact the opposite was true; pets already spayed or neutered were more likely to be adopted on Rehome!