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How Do I Give Up My Australian Cattle Dog?

To give up your Australian cattle dog will likely be a tough decision, but you might find yourself in a situation where you do not have a choice. You may be in a tough financial spot that means you can't take proper care of your dog. You might have to move to a location that does not allow pets. Any number of things could happen.

If you need to give up your Australian cattle dog, you have several options from which you can choose. However, some of these options are better than others.

Online Classifieds

This is an option that many people consider, but it is the worst choice. When you list your dog online through typical classified sites, you never know who will try to get your dog. Having a rehoming fee can help to weed out some of the undesirables, but it is not perfect. There is no way to determine whether you are choosing a good home for your dog or not.

Shelters and Rescues

Giving up your Australian cattle dog to shelters and rescues is another option to consider. While many people naturally worry about putting their dog in a shelter, these facilities do try to care for the dog properly and find them a good home. This can sometimes be difficult, though, so adoption is not a guarantee.

You could also look for Australian cattle dog rescues that specialize in this breed. They can take good care of your pet, but they may still have a hard time finding someone to adopt. Still, it tends to be better and safer than giving the dog to a random stranger from sites like Craigslist.

Giving the Dog to Someone You Know

Another option that you may want to consider is having the dog be adopted by someone you know. This might be a coworker, friend, or family member, for example. One of the benefits of this is that you will likely still be able to get updates on your dog to see how they are doing. If you know someone who is looking for a dog, and you trust them to care for your dog properly, you might want to talk with them. Just make sure that they are a good fit for the dog's needs.

Give Rehome a Try

Rehome is a platform that is available from Adopt-a-Pet. This is a peer-to-peer platform that allows owners to create a profile for their dog. They can add a bio for their dog with pertinent information, such as their temperament. You can let the potential adopters know whether the dog is good with children and other pets, or if it tries to herd them, as some cattle dogs will do. You can also add photos and videos of the pet here.

Owners who need to give up their Australian cattle dog will not have to worry about any costs of fees. The platform is free for owners to use. The fees, which are about the same as would be paid in a shelter, are covered by the adopter.

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