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Do You Have to Pay to Rehome a Husky?

Are you wondering if you have to pay to rehome a Husky? If you're rehoming your dog yourself then you would actually charge an adoption fee rather than pay. If, however, you're surrendering him to a shelter then you would typically pay a surrender fee that averages between $50 and $150. Shelters charge a surrender fee to help offset costs, but the fee usually doesn't cover all the care he will receive.

How to Rehome Your Dog Without Having to Pay a Fee  

When you decide that you can no longer keep your pet, you have two basic options: surrender him to a shelter or rehome him yourself.

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 choose to go this route.

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:

  • If you surrender him, you forfeit any say as to what happens to him
  • If you rehome him yourself, you'll be able to choose the family that adopts him.
  • You'll save him the stress of shelter life as well as the possibility of him not finding a home. 

Do I Have to Charge a Fee?

You should never rehome any pet without charging a rehoming fee. There are a few reasons for this, not the least of which is that you'll screen out people who are financially unable or unwilling to properly care for a dog. The rehoming fee should be at least $50, but with a dog like a Husky it's not unreasonable to charge more.

 While rehoming your Husky will take some time, you don't have to go it alone. Many resources are available to help you with the process. Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com offers expert advice and allows you to create an online pet profile that can be seen by millions of potential adopters. You'll also contribute to a good cause as the adoption fee collected when you use Rehome for your Husky's adoption will be used to fund animal welfare efforts.

It's always a sad decision when you can no longer keep a pet, but taking the time to find him the perfect new home will at least give you peace of mind that he's happy, safe, and loved.

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