We do accept pets who are intact and are helping to ensure they are spayed and neutered. We listened to our essential partners at shelters and rescues about the concerns of allowing intact pets to be adopted. So we took some precautions.
We require the adopter to spay or neuter their new family member within 30 days of adopting the pet; they sign off on it in the contract. Our team also checks-in up with our new families to confirm they completed the procedure.
The Rehome team looked at data and trends to see if pets are being adopted because they are intact. In fact, it’s the opposite, pets already spayed or neutered are more likely to be adopted.
We won’t stop there either. We know we can do more to help these pets and will be looking into improved spay and neuter programs in soon!