How Do I Find a Good Home for My Beagle?
You want to find a good home for your beagle. You love your dog, and it breaks your heart that you have to give him up. It's even more difficult because you may not have any idea of where your dog should go or how to find a great home for him. We can make things easier for you. Let's look at some of the things you can do to ensure that you find a great home for your dog.
Shelters and Rescues
They might be the first places you think of, but they might not be the best choice for your beagle.
Shelters work hard to provide a safe place for the dogs to stay while they wait to be adopted, but this doesn't mean that they are the right solution. Many dogs have a difficult time adjusting to life at a shelter, which can make it hard for them to find a new home. In some situations, shelters still have to euthanize pets that aren't adopted. Rescues are less likely to have this issue, but they are often full, and they may not be able to take your beagle.
Fortunately, you have other methods are your disposal. You should look to rehome the dog on your own. You can do this by asking family and friends whether they might be interested in adopting, or by using Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com. Rehome is a peer-to-peer adoption service that lets you put up a profile for your beagle so potential adopters can see his info and fill out an adoption application if they're interested.
Consider Your Beagle's Needs and Personality
When you're choosing someone to adopt your beagle, you always need to think about your dog's needs and personality. Make sure that the person who will be adopting her will be able to give her plenty of exercise and will be able to buy her the treats she loves. Make sure that your dog's personality is suitable for the adopter's home, as well.
Be Sure to Charge a Rehoming Fee
When you are looking for a new home for your beagle, don't just give the dog to someone. While this might seem the easiest way to give up your dog, they may not go to a good home. Some people look for free pets online for nefarious purposes. Charging a rehoming fee ensures that they have a financial stake in your dog. They will likely treat her well.
When you use Rehome, as mentioned above, you will find that it won't cost you anything to list information about your beagle. However, when someone adopts through the platform, they will pay a small fee. This money goes right back into helping to get more animals adopted.
Be Selective and Find the Ideal New Home for Your Beagle
When you are looking at the potential adopters, don't just choose the first person who responds or provides an adoption application. You need to be sure that they're the right home. Learn more about their household, their pets, whether they have kids, and so forth. This will help to ensure that you are choosing the perfect home for your beagle.
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