We understand there are some situations in life where rehoming your pet may be unavoidable or in the animal’s best interest. There is a right and a wrong way to go about finding a new family for your pet. We are here to help navigate you through this process as painlessly and professionally as possible.
First, we do not recommend listing your animal on craigslist or online yard sale sites. People who are looking for a quick, cheap (or free) way to obtain a pet without having to undergo any background or reference checks may not have your animal’s best interest in mind. Fido may find himself used as a bait dog, research animal, or perhaps more commonly but no less sad for the animal…chained in a yard with little to know human contact once the novelty wears off.
Reputable rescues have an adoption process to help insure the animals next home is not only his LAST home, but also a loving home. Rescues also update vetting as needed to make sure the animal is healthy and spay or neuter to help control pet overpopulation. Maybe the most important thing that rescue can offer is a contract that states that if the adopter cannot keep the animal, it must be returned.
So what is the process of rehoming your pet?
Contact us as soon as you know you need to rehome an animal. Because each animal is kept in a foster home and not a facility, space is a limited commodity. The more time we have, the more likely we will be able to assist you. Send an email to info.CVRR@gmail.com
In this email you should include the following information as honestly and thoroughly as possible. Behavioral or medical issues will not necessarily disqualify your animal from our program, but knowledge of those issues may help us match them with a foster home that is suited to the, as an individual. In your email you should include the following information
- Where you acquired the animal and how long ago?
- The age, sex, approximate weight, and breed or mix?
- How much time do you have until the animal needs to be rehomed?
- Would you be willing to act as a “foster home” while we list your animal for adoption?
- Does your animal have any known medical or behavioral issues?
- How does the animal respond to strangers in public or in the home?
- Has the animal ever bitten or tried to bite?
- How does the animal respond to other animals (dogs or cats)?
- How does the animal respond to children
- Has the animal lived with dogs, cats, or children?
- Does the animal live indoors or outdoors?
- Is he house trained (canines)?
- Anything else that you think we should know?
- Please include a photo
We will contact you as soon as your email is processed. We do frequently have a waiting list for our animals intake. If you can act as a foster home by keeping the animal with you, we can sometimes find the animal his forever home without having the extra step of moving him into a foster home in the interim.