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How Do I Find a Home For My Cat?

You can find a new home for your cat by asking friends or family to adopt him or by posting him to Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com. To do either of these, you'll need to get prepared with all of your cat's important information, create a biography or story, and then start sharing that info with the right people and in the right places.

Preparing to Find a New Home for Your Cat

Make sure you have all of the necessary information your cat's potential new family might be interested in knowing. This would include not only your cat's medical records and health history, but also information on his temperament and personality. Is he good with other cats? How about dogs? Do you think he'd like living in a home with children? These are all questions potential adopters might ask. It's also a good idea to have at least one or two engaging photos of your cat ready to share (for tips on how to take great pet photography, check out the Pet Photo and Video Tips section of our FAQs).

Create a "Bio" for Your Cat

Now you're ready to get started. Start by writing a short description of your cat that will give would-be adopters an idea of why your cat would be a great addition to their life. Maybe he likes to snuggle and binge-watch Netflix with you, or perhaps his silly antics are known to keep you laughing for hours. Help others understand why he's a great cat. This "bio" for your cat, along with those amazing glamour shots you took earlier, are just the thing your cat needs to stand out!

Share Your Cat with Friends and Family

Get your cat seen by adopters. Easier said than done, right? Actually, this part might be easier than you think. We always recommend talking with friends and family as a first step when you must find a new home for any pet. Oftentimes, a beloved pet can remain in your extended family by being adopted by a loved one who happens to be looking for a new pet just as you are looking for a new home for yours. They will appreciate the thorough information you put together on your pet's personality and health and you'll appreciate knowing they are in an awesome home!

Use Rehome to Find a New Home for Your Cat

If your family and friends are unable to take your cat, the team here at Adopt-a-Pet.com has a program called Rehome that is available for pet parents in exactly your situation. It's free, simple to use, and will get your pet's photos and bio in front of the millions of potential adopters who are searching on our site. Our team will provide guidance along the way including an application interested adopters can fill out right from your cat's profile and tips on how to review applications for good answers and red flags. We'll even help you to transfer your cat's medical records to the new adopter! Get started with Rehome here.   

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