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Do You Have To Pay To Rehome A Dog?

You may have to pay to rehome a dog depending on how you go about it. If you surrender a dog that you own to a shelter or rescue, you will likely have to pay a fee. Stray or found dogs can be surrendered to shelters without a fee. The fees to surrender your own dog start at around $15 and go up from there. The fee is to cover part of the expenses of caring for and, hopefully, finding a new home for the dog. There are other ways to go about rehoming your dog that do not cost money though.

How To Rehome Your Dog Without Paying A Fee

Most city shelters and rescues will charge some type of a surrender fee. These fees vary greatly, so be sure to call and check on the cost if you think it may be an issue.

If you're looking for a way to rehome your dog without paying a fee, considering finding a new home for him yourself.

This is an ideal option for many reasons including:

  • You know he'll find a home rather than taking the chance of him being put down at a shelter.
  • You'll be able to hand-select the perfect home for your pet.
  • You'll have peace of mind knowing you did the best thing for your dog. 

The process may seem a little overwhelming, but there are resources available to help you every step of the way. One resource is Rehome, where you can find expert advice, create a profile for your pet, accept applications from potential adopters, and much more! Rehome is a no-cost service, so you will not have to pay a fee to post your dog or transfer ownership once you find a new family.  

It may take some time to find the perfect home, but this option gives your dog the best chance at the new, happy life he deserves. 

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