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Do You Have to Pay to Rehome a German Shepherd Dog?

"Do you have to pay to rehome a German Shepherd dog?" The answer depends on how you choose to rehome the dog. If you surrender your pet to a local shelter, you may have to pay an intake fee. The amount varies by location and type of shelter, but in most cases you'll pay between $50 and $150. Many private rescues also charge an intake fee. One way to avoid paying surender fees is to rehome your dog yourself. This option also gives you control of the adoption process and helps you ensure you dog finds a loving family. 

Why Do Shelters Charge a Fee?

When you surrender your dog to a shelter, they are providing you services. Those services include feeding and sheltering your pet, providing medical care, and, hopefully, finding him a home. Running a shelter is expensive, and the intake fees help to offset expenses—although they don't even come close to covering the costs of caring for your dog.

What About Rehoming? I Don't Know Where to Start 

Not sure how to take the first step to rehome your German Shepherd yourself? Start by getting expert advice. 

Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com has a variety of tools to help you through the rehoming process and can offer guidance on how to keep your pet, if that's an option. In addition to providing all the advice you need, the site also serves as a portal through which you can find potential adopters. Simply create a profile for your German Shepherd and then anyone looking for a dog on Adopt-a-Pet.com will be able to see your pet's profile. From there, you can accept applications, communicate with applicants, and more. 

When you choose to rehome your pet yourself, you give your dog the best chance at happiness and give yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your German Shepherd is safe and happy. 

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