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Where Can I Take My Cat To Be Adopted?

You can take your cat to be adopted at a rescue organization or animal shelter, but a potentially less stressful option for your cat is to rehome him yourself. You can post your cat online and get him adopted without taking him anywhere. In fact, we think it's the best and easiest way to find your kitty a new home if you cannot keep your cat any longer.

Look no further than your computer

Grab your computer and let's get started. We always like to suggest reaching out to your friends and family before you look elsewhere for a new home for your cat. This way, your cat can remain in your life, but have a home that is better suited for him – it's a win-win! Reach out to your network on social media and email to see if anyone is interested in adopting your cat.

If you checked in with your network and confirmed that no one you know can adopt your cat, don't worry. We can help. Our program called Rehome allows you to post your pet on Adopt-a-Pet.com for millions of potential adopters to see. Signing up is quick, easy, and reliable. 

Setting Your Cat Up on Rehome 

First, you'll create a profile for your cat here and supply his important details including medical history, vet records, behavioral history, and spay or neuter information. Now it's time to get creative. You'll want to take some photos that are clear and bright so that potential adopters can see how great your cat is. Bonus tip: Take a video of your cat as well to add to his profile. Profiles with videos tend to get more views. Next, you'll write a bio about your cat that contains information like his favorite activities, best traits, his behavioral tendencies, and more. Now you're ready to post your cat to Adopt-a-Pet.com.

The Rehome Application Process 

Once your cat is posted, you'll begin to receive applications from people who would like to adopt your furry friend. Our Rehome team will provide screening guidance to help you choose the best new family for your cat. They'll also share tips to set up a safe in-person meeting so you can get to know the applicants and confirm that they are a good fit for your cat. When you find just the right new home for your cat, we'll help you with the adoption agreement, the transferring of medical records, and more to make sure the transition is as stress-free as possible. You can do all of this from your computer without having to take your cat anywhere but their new home. Pretty neat!

If Rehome Isn't An Option 

If you are unable to keep your pet in your home and Rehome is not an option for you, you should consider surrendering your cat at a shelter or rescue organization. Shelters and rescues, however, are many times filled to capacity and can be very crowded and stressful for any animal. Many privately-run organizations also use donations and money provided by volunteers to help cover vet bills, housing, and other costs, which means resources are often very limited. Surrendering your cat to a shelter or rescue is still a much better option than simply leaving your cat to fend for himself.

When you need your cat to be adopted, consider all of your options and try to make the choice that will be the best for you and the least stressful for your cat. 

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Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com and the Petco Foundation is the safe, reliable, and free way to find a loving new home for a pet. Our dedicated team of experts is here to support you with resources to help you keep your pet when you can and find the perfect new home for your pet when you can’t. Learn more.