Does Pet Valu Take Dogs?
While many Pet Valu stores do have adoptable dogs available, they do not take dogs being surrendered by their owners. The pets you see in the stores are there by way of an agreement that Pet Valu has with various animal welfare organizations including humane societies, local SPCAs, and independent rescues.
Places Where You Can Surrender Your Dog
Surrendering your pet is a big decision, and it's one that shouldn't be taken lightly. If you've exhausted all other options and have no choice but to rehome your pet, several routes may be available in your area including:
Local shelters include organizations such as your city's animal management and local chapters of the SPCA. The regulations vary by location. For example, in some city's animal management will only take strays. In other places, they allow owner surrenders.
Other ways they vary include whether you'll be on a wait list or can surrender right away and whether or not they are a no-kill facility.
Private Rescue Groups
Private rescue groups are a great alternative as they are typically no-kill and can take as long as a pet needs to a suitable home. The downside is that many such rescues have limited space and limited funds, so it can sometimes be difficult to find a spot for your dog.
Rehome Your Dog Yourself
If you'd like to be sure that your dog or cat goes to a home you think is a good fit, consider rehoming him yourself. It might take a while to find the right home, but you'll have peace of mind that you did the right thing for your pet.
You'll find many available resources to help you in your search, including valuable help from the Rehome website. Create a profile for your pet, take applications online, and find expert advice for finding the right home.
If you have to make the heartbreaking decision to give up a dog, give him the best chance at a happy life by helping to ensure he'll find a forever family.
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