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How Do I Find a Good Home for My Jack Russell Terrier?

If you're asking, "how do I find a good home for my Jack Russell Terrier", it means you've decided you can no longer keep your pet. If that's the case, rehoming your dog yourself gives him the best chance at finding a safe and happy home. While surrendering him to a shelter is an option, there are tools that can make it easier to find the perfect home, and the peace of mind you'll have is well worth the effort.

Finding the Right Home 

If you're going to take the time to rehome your Jack Russell Terrier, make sure you're looking for the right home and not just any home. Here are a few tips:

  • Be Honest: If your dog has any health or behavior issues, be sure you disclose them. Failing to do so could cause your dog to end up without a home once the new family finds out.
  • Be Patient: It can take some time to find the right home, but your pet deserves to find a great family. When it's done, you'll know it was worth it.
  • Check References: Verify vet and personal references and, if possible, do a home visit to be sure the yard and home are suitable.
  • Charge a Rehoming Fee: Always charge a rehoming fee of at least $50-$75. This eliminates the danger posed by people who look for dogs listed as "free to a good home." It also shows that the new family is willing to invest in the dog.
  • Use Online Tools: You'll find valuable information and useful tools on sites such as Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com. This site allows you to create a pet profile, accept applications from potential adopters, and more. 

Of course, if you can find a way to keep your Jack Russell Terrier, that's even better! Many of the common reasons people give up their pet are issues that can be resolved. Talk to your vet for advice before making the final decision. If you do need to let him go, take the time needed to find him a place where he'll be happy and loved.

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