Do you have to pay to rehome a Yorkie?
Whether you have to pay to rehome a Yorkie depends on several factors, including whether you are the current owner and surrendering him or if you are someone who is looking to adopt. Let's take a closer look, so you can get a better sense of whether you will have to pay when rehoming a Yorkie.
Surrendering to a Shelter or Rescue
If you have to surrender your Yorkie to a shelter or a rescue, you'll typically have to pay a surrender fee. The exact cost of the fee varies based on the facility, the location, and other factors, such as the age of your dog. However, you'll generally find the fees range from $50 to $150.
Those who are considering adopting a Yorkie through a shelter or rescue will typically have to pay similar fees. These fees are important in helping to keep the facilities running, and they've come to be expected by those who are surrendering and adopting.
You'll want to contact the shelter or rescue whether you're adopting or surrendering your Yorkie to learn what the fees will be, along with any other paperwork you might need to have.
Rehoming the Yorkie
If you're an owner and you're planning to rehome him on your own, you won't have to pay any rehoming fees. However, you should always request these fees from those who will be adopting the animal from you. These fees have gotten something of a bad reputation because some worry that people are trying to make money off their pets. However, the real purpose of the fees is to ensure only those who have a real interest in his welfare bring him home.
Some people are looking for animals they can use as bait for fighting dogs, and those who sell to labs. You always need to be sure your dog is going to a good, loving home. Rehoming fees will help.
If you're someone who wants to adopt a Yorkie, you should expect you'll be paying a rehoming fee. Again, the price charged will vary from person to person. You want to take just as much precaution when you're adopting a pet as the owner does. You want a healthy animal with a temperament right for your house and family.
Check Out Rehome
Those who need to rehome their Yorkie and those who are looking to adopt can both get a lot out of the Rehome platform from Adopt-a-Pet. The platform is easy to use. Owners can create a profile for their dog and add photos and videos. As an owner, you won't have to pay a fee to use Rehome.
The adopters can then peruse all of the options for available dogs and find a Yorkie they like. Then, they can fill out the adoption application and wait to hear back from the owner. If you're adopting, you'll need to pay a small rehoming fee, but you'll find it's similar to what you'd pay to a shelter or a rescue.
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