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Do You Have to Pay to Rehome a Pit Bull?

Are you thinking about giving up your pet and wondering "do you have to pay to rehome a pit bull?" The answer depends on how you go about it. If you find a new home for the pit bull (or American pit bull terrier) yourself, it won't cost anything. In fact, it's highly recommended that you charge a rehoming fee to make sure the adopter is able and willing to care for your dog, and to weed out those who pretend to want a pet, but actually look for dogs to use in illicit activities.

How to Rehome a Pit Bull

If you've determined that you cannot keep your pet, rehoming him yourself has some advantages:

  • You'll choose the family.
  • You'll have peace of mind.
  • You'll give him the best chance of a safe, happy home.

The key to finding a safe place for your pit bull is being picky about who gets your pet. That means it might take little longer to find the right home—but it's what your pit bull deserves.

Note: Do not list your dog as free to a good home. People scour such sites looking for dogs, and pit bulls in particular, to use as bait dogs, to sell to labs, and for other activities that are cruel and, often illegal. Charging a rehoming fee filters out most of these people.

Get Some Help

It can be a big job to find the right home for your pit bull—but you're not alone. Sites like Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com offer expert advice and tools to make the process easier. You'll be able to fill out a profile, add pictures, accept applications from potential adopters, and more. The best part? Rehome is a completely free, safe and reliable resources.

Give your pit bull the second chance at happiness that he deserves by working to find him the perfect new home.  

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