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How Do I Find a Good Home for My German Shepherd

When you are put in a situation where you can no longer keep your dog, you may find yourself wondering "how do I find a good home for my German Shepherd." There are many resources and tools available to help you decide the best way to find your German Shepherd a new home. Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com is an excellent online resource where you can find expert advice and create a profile for your German Shepherd that you can use to share your dog's story.  

What to Look for in Adopters

Remember: You're not looking for just any home for your German Shepherd, you're looking for a great home. That's why it's so important to know what to look for in a potential adopter:

  • Vet References: If the potential adopters have ever had a pet, asking for vet references is a good way to learn if someone is a responsible pet owner.
  • Personal References: Asking for, and checking, personal references is one tool that is used by many pet owners when looking for the perfect home for their pet.
  • Reaction to a Rehoming Fee: You should always charge a rehoming fee, and one reason for that is to see if the potential adopter is willing to make an investment in the dog. If they seem put off by a rehoming fee of $50 to $150, will that person be able and willing to take on extra costs when your dog needs medical care?
  • The Right Answers: The answers to questions like, "how much time will the dog be alone each day, where will he sleep, and how long will he be outside unsupervised," may tell you everything you need to know about a potential adopter and give you insights into how your dog will be cared for.  

Finding Potential Adopters

Rehome will guide you through all the steps above and make it easy to get all the information you need from potential adopters. Once you know what to look for, the next step is finding people who want your pet. Just create a profile on the Rehome dashboard and the millions of people searching for a pet on Adopt-a-Pet.com will be able to see your pet's story. The site even allows you to communicate with potential adopters, complete the application and adoption process, and more. 

You might be wondering how long it will take to find the right home. There is no solid answer, but even if it takes a bit of time, it will be worth it to know your pet is safe and loved.

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