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Do You Have to Pay to Rehome an American Staffordshire Terrier?

Whether or not you have to pay to rehome and American Staffordshire Terrier depends on your situation. If you're actually rehoming your dog yourself then you would charge a fee to the adopter. If, however, you're surrendering your pet to a shelter then you would, in most cases, have to pay a surrender fee of about $50 to $150. Some locations may charge more.

Why Do I Have to Pay a Fee? 

Shelters charge both intake and adoption fees as a way to offset the cost of running their organization. Whatever fees you may pay don't actually cover the care of the dog, but it is one way to bring money into the shelter to help pay for vet care, food, staff and other expenses.

Why Should I Charge a Rehoming Fee? 

If you decide to take the time to find your American Staffordshire Terrier the perfect home yourself, you should absolutely charge a rehoming fee at least $50. There are two main reasons for this:

Some people look for dogs that are free to a good home and then take them for use as bait dogs or to sell to labs. By charging a rehoming fee, your are reducing the likelihood that your pet will be the target of abuse.

Taking care of a dog properly is expensive. If someone has a problem paying a small rehoming fee then they may not be able or willing to spend money when the dog needs medical care or needs to be boarded.

If you like the idea of rehoming your American Staffordshire Terrier yourself rather than surrendering him to a shelter, take a look at the Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com website. You'll find expert advice along with valuable tools to help with the rehome process; such as the ability to create a pet profile that can be seen by potential adopters. 

It takes more effort to find the perfect home, but it's well worth it—both to your dog and to you. 

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