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Does Unleashed by Petco Take Dogs?

Unleashed by Petco does not take dogs, but they do partner with community rescues to hold several adoption events throughout the year. Owners wishing to surrender their dogs are not able to do so at any of the Unleashed by Petco locations.

Where Can I Take My Dog?

If you wish to surrender or rehome your dog, you'll have a few options—and some are better than others. There are many things to consider when deciding how to surrender your pet including:

  • Facility euthanasia Rate
  • Adoption Rate
  • Shelter Conditions
  • Cost to Surrender
  • How Potential Adopters are Screened 

Keeping all of those factors in mind, take a look at:

Local Shelters 

The shelter conditions and euthanasia rates among the country's shelters vary wildly. In some locations, a no-kill philosophy has been adopted and the shelter conditions are calming and comfortable. In others, the euthanasia rates are very high and the conditions are terrifying to a dog.

Before you decide to surrender you pet at a shelter, make sure you do research about the facility and understand that there may be a good chance that your dog will be put down rather than rehomed.

Private Rescues 

A highly rated private rescue is a great option, as the good ones go to great lengths to find suitable homes for the dogs in their care. The problem, however, may be finding a rescue with room to take your pet. These groups, especially the good ones, are often at capacity. 

A Better Way 

If you want to be sure that your dog gets the loving new home he deserves, the best option is to rehome him yourself. This might seem a daunting task, but there are resources available that make it much easier. One of the best is the Rehome website. 

There you'll be able to set up a pet profile, accept applications, find advice about screening adopters, download an adoption contract, and much more.

It may take a little time to find the perfect home, but it will be worth it knowing your dog will be happy and loved. 

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Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com and the Petco Foundation is the safe, reliable, and free way to find a loving new home for a pet. Our dedicated team of experts is here to support you with resources to help you keep your pet when you can and find the perfect new home for your pet when you can’t. Learn more.