You are your pet’s best chance of finding a new loving home. It will be much better for your pet to go from your home directly to a new home rather than coming into the SPCA. We have tools to help you directly re-home your pet. Remember it may take a bit of time, but ultimately your pet will be much better off.
- Step one – make sure your pet is spayed and neutered and up to date on its vaccines. If you need help, click here. It will be much easier to find your pet a new home if the new adopter does not have to take care of these basic needs. It is also a requirement to post your pet on our website.
- Take a few photos of your pet. Remember — a picture is worth a thousand words. Make sure your picture is clear and shows the good nature of your pet.
- Write a short paragraph describing your pet and the type of home that would be a good match for him/her.
- Share all of the above information with all of your family, friends, and neighbors and all your online friends and let them know why you must find your pet a new home. Often through word of mouth (a friend of a friend) you will find the perfect home.
- Place an ad in the newspaper or on the Craigslist.org pet section; the ad should be short and if possible include a picture.
- Place an ad on the SPCA’s website. People search our website all the time and they can directly contact you about your pet. Scroll down this page for instructions on listing a pet to be re-homed.
- Contact local rescue groups. Local rescue are more willing to help you find a home for your pet if you would be willing to foster your pet temporarily, so if you are able to do so let them know right up front. Even if you are unable to foster, many rescues may be able to place your pet in a foster home so they do not have to go into the shelter environment.
Listing a Pet To Be Re-Homed
The SPCA’s re-homing service is for people who can no longer care for a pet and need to find their pet a new home. You can post your pet on this site at no charge. The public will have free access to search the site for pets available from owners and will find information to contact you directly.
Once you are logged in, go to the Post a Pet for Re-Homing Form and fill in the information requested. Remember, the more information you provide during this process, the better the match is likely to be between your pet and a new owner. You can upload a digital photo of your pet, but the photo must be a low resolution JPEG. If your photo won’t load, it’s probably too large. Try a photo under 100K.
In most cases, the SPCA will review your application to post your pet within 48 hours. If there are questions or concerns about your pet, someone will contact you. Otherwise, you will receive an email that your pet has been verified, and your pet will be posted for the public to see. Once posted, wait for emails or phone calls from people interested in adopting your pet.
In order to keep the site up-to-date and fresh, please remove your pet’s listing once they have been re-homed. To remove your pet from display: login, click on My Animals and then click on “Remove Animal.”