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Do You Have to Pay to Rehome a Rottweiler?

If you need to rehome your rottweiler, you will not have to pay a rehoming fee in most cases, but it really depends on how you go about rehoming your dog. If you take him to a shelter, there is usually a surrender fee that ranges between $50 and $150. If you work with a private rescue, the fees vary from $0 to whatever the rescue chooses to charge. If you rehome your dog yourself, you should actually charge and adoption fee.

It's important to understand the various options before deciding the best way to rehome your dog.

Paying to Surrender Your Dog

Many people don't realize that they'll have to pay a surrender fee when they bring their dog to a shelter or a rescue. These facilities charge these fees to help provide funding to keep their operations running. The cost of the surrender fees will vary based on a range of factors including the location of the facility. You'll want to get in touch with them to learn the cost.

Paying When Adopting from a Shelter or Rescue

Not only do the shelters and recuses charge surrender fees, but they also charge adoption fees. These can vary just as widely. You can expect fees to be at least $50, but they could be $150 or more. Again, it can be based on factors such as the location, the age of your dog, etc.

Why Are Rehoming and Adoption Fees Needed?

Some might be wondering why fees are charged for rehoming and adoption. After all, they might think that these are dogs that need homes, so they should be given to anyone who will take them. However, this becomes risky for the dogs. The rehoming and adoption fees help to ensure that there aren't any people with bad intentions getting their hands on the dogs.

Some people look for free animals online so they can use them as bait animals for fighting dogs. Others look for free animals that they can then sell to labs. The fees help to cut down on this because those people won't be making a profit off the dogs.

When Do You Not Need Fees?

Is there ever a time where you wouldn't need to charge an adoption fee when you're finding a new home for your dog? The only time you probably won't charge a fee for rehoming would be when you already know the people and you're sure they'll take great care of her. Just make sure that they're truly the best home for her.

Consider Using Rehome

If you're an owner who needs to give up their rottweiler, and you don't know anyone who is looking to adopt, then look into using Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com. This is a safe and simple platform that allows owners to create profiles for their dog, including photos and videos. You can add all of the most important information about your dog to the profile so adopters can determine whether she might be a good option for them or not. As an owner listing a dog, you won't have to pay anything. And, when your pet's profile is complete, it will be uploaded onto the Adopt-a-Pet.com website for millions of potential adopters to see.

Those who want to adopt a dog will pay a small adoption fee that's similar to what would be paid for adoption at a shelter or a rescue, and your dog will soon be on his way to a loving new home. 

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