Sometimes we find our selves in the position of needing to re-home our pet. It is a sad task, but it might be the best thing for your pet if you no longer have the time or place to care for him or her. Here are some options for you.
Pay HPHS to Help You!
If we have room in our program, we would be happy to take your people and dog friendly dog and find it a good home. We do charge a fee for this service based on the amount of medical care your dog will need and the average adoption fee we might receive for him or her. Email your contact information to HPHSdogs@Ymail.com to participate in this program.
- Fully vaccinated AND altered dogs over 4 months old : $40 each
- Unaltered puppies, vaccinated or not, up to 4 months old: $40 each
- All other dogs: $100 each
Rehome the Dog Yourself!
You can rehome your pet yourself through Adopt-a-Pet.com. Here is the link to this free service!
Don't want to feel like you are selling your pet? No problem! Donate the money to a local rescue (like the High Plateau Humane Society!! :) That way, the money goes to a good cause and your pet goes to a good home! Let the adopter know you will do that, and they will feel better about paying the adoption fee as well. You can even have them make a check out to us directly. We recommend you have the adopter pay at least $60. If they can't afford that, they can't afford to take care of your pet!
3. Visiting the adopter's home. You would be surprised how many people lie about their home situation. Their idea of a "fenced yard" can be your idea of a chicken coop. Be sure. Take your pet to its new home yourself, and be prepared to give them back the adoption fee and take your pet home. People that know you are going to want to drop the pet off to them will be more likely to tell you the truth to begin with.
NO TIME?Rather than give your dog to just anyone, s/he would be better off being surrendered to a shelter or breed specific rescue.
If you have a dog that is truly aggressive to people or other dogs, then please do not pass them on to another organization where someone may get hurt before they discover this. A dog that has attacked a human, or attacked and caused damage to another dog should be put down rather than re-homed. This procedure will be less frightening for your dog if you take him or her to a vet they are familiar with rather than leaving it to a stranger. The High Plateau Humane Society sells low cost euthanasia certificates to ensure that all dogs have access to humane euthanasia.