How Do I Find a Good Home for My Maltese?
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to find a new home for your Maltese, there are many resources available to help you through the process. You never want to make the mistake of giving your dog to just anyone because they may not be a good fit for your Maltese. Below are some things you'll need to do to ensure that he goes to a great new owner.
Know What Your Dog Needs
You've spent more time with your dog than anyone else has, and this means that you know their personality and their needs better than others. You also know his quirks, both good and bad. Does he love getting brushed? Does he chase cats? Does he snap at children? Maybe he needs to be on a special diet, or he needs to take medication each day.
Your goal is to find an owner that will accept the good and the bad, and that can provide your dog with the care he'll need. After all, you want him to go to a home that will love him and keep him healthy, happy, and safe for the rest of his life.
Talk with People You Know
One of the first options you may want to consider is finding your Maltese a home with someone you know. You might have a friend or a relative that has been looking for a hypoallergenic dog for their family. They could be a great solution, especially if they already know and like your dog.
However, you can't simply give your dog to someone that you know without thinking about your dog's needs. Make sure that it's the right fit first and ask questions to find out how they plan on caring for your dog (the same way you would of a stranger).
Just keep in mind that when they're in the new home, you'll want to give it a few months before you visit. This will allow your dog to see the new home and family as theirs, and they won't try to come home with you.
Take Your Time to Find the Perfect Owner Online
You might not know someone personally that's looking for a dog. Fortunately, the internet has made it easier to find people looking to adopt. Of course, you shouldn't just use any classified ad site to advertise your dog—you never know who is on those sites or what their intentions are.
Instead, choose a site that's built specifically for people who want to adopt a dog. Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com, is a great solution. The peer-to-peer adoption platform is easy to use and is free for owners. Adopters only pay a small rehoming fee that's similar to what they would pay to a shelter or rescue.
You can create a detailed profile for your dog through Rehome that includes photos, videos, and a bio. Remember to make the bio as detailed as possible, including the personality and quirks of your Maltese. Your Maltese's bio is then uploaded directly to Adopt-a-Pet.com for millions of potential adopters to see. Once you start receiving applications, Rehome will provide you with tips on how to choose the right adopter, and will even help you with the contract process. It's a straight-forward and safe way to make sure you're doing right by your dog.
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