How Do I Give Up My Australian Shepherd?
You can give up your Australian Shepherd in several different ways if you find that you're no longer able to care for them for one reason or another. While no one likes the idea of needing to give up their dog, it can happen. There could be a financial crisis that makes it impossible to care for her, or you might have to move into a new home that doesn't allow pets, for example.
Shelters and Rescues
When you're giving up your dog, the shelter should always be the last option you consider. Even though shelters want to care for the dogs properly, they won't always have enough room or resources. Even healthy and well-behaved pets aren't guaranteed an adoption at these facilities. This means that some pets are euthanized to make more space in the shelter.
Another way to give up your Australian Shepherd is to find a rescue organization in your area. Of course, many people who can no longer keep their dogs bring them to rescues, so these organizations are often full. If there is space, though, this could be a good option since the facilities will keep the dogs until they are adopted.
Do You Know Someone Who Wants to Adopt a Dog?
You might know someone who is looking to adopt a dog. This could be a family member, a friend, or a friend of a friend, for example. Perhaps they've been talking about wanting to get a pet. Even if no one has mentioned it, you can let your loved ones know that you need to give up your Australian Shepherd. Someone might be willing to adopt your dog.
Of course, even though you might know the family where your dog would be going, you still need to be sure it's the right fit. You'll want to make sure they will be able to provide your Australian Shepherd with the exercise, care, and love that is needed for a happy and healthy dog.
Rehoming Your Dog
There is also the option of rehoming when you have to give up your Australian Shepherd. In these cases, you will work to find a home that's right for your dog with people that you don't know. However, this doesn't mean that you should simply give your dog away to a family, or that you should list your pet on a site like Craigslist. You need to know who these people are, and it can be difficult to screen them. You could be putting your dog into a bad situation if you aren't careful.
Instead, use Rehome, a peer-to-peer platform through Adopt-a-Pet.com. This is a simple to use site that lets you put up a profile for your pet complete with pictures, videos, and a bio. When someone adopts your Australian Shepherd, you can even upload and send them the medical records. The potential adopters will fill out an application, which you can then review. This gives you more control over finding the perfect new forever home for your dog.
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