How Do I Give Up My Great Dane?
You can give up your Great Dane in several ways including to people you know, online, and to a facility like a shelter or a rescue. Naturally, you want to be sure that your dog goes to a great home, and that means rehoming should be the first thing on your mind. It's the best way to ensure that you have control over who gets your dog. Let's look at some of the most important things you need to keep in mind when you have to give up your Great Dane.
Know What Your Great Dane Needs
The first step in giving up your Great Dane is to think about what she needs for her care. Does she have a health issue that requires medication? Does she love playing with other dogs and does she do better in a house with dogs? Does she get skittish around new people?
Think about your dog's personality and the things that she needs from a new owner and a new home. Make sure that the new owner can meet those needs whether she's going to someone you already know or a stranger. Once you know what your dog needs, it's often easier to find the perfect owner.
Your Circle of Friends and Family
One place that you might want to check is with your friends and relatives. You may some that are looking to adopt a dog and who might love to be your dog's new owner. This could be a good solution for you and your dog, particularly if she already knows and likes the person who wants to adopt. However, you need to be sure that this person will be capable of meeting your dog's needs, just as you would with a stranger.
Use the Internet to Find Potential Adopters
The Internet has made it easier to find potential adopters, but you must be careful when choosing a site to use. Rather than using a classified ads site like Craigslist, it makes more sense to choose a pet adoption site. Peer-to-peer adoption platforms like Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com will help you vet potential adopters so you can feel secure in knowing your pet is going to a good home.
Rehome makes it easy to create a profile for your dog that includes videos, photos, and a bio. The bio is a great place to put in all of the important information about your Great Dane's personality, temperament, and traits—both good and bad. The more information available the easier it will be for the potential adopters to determine whether they'll be a good fit for your dog or not.
When people submit applications, you can then go through them and figure out which home will be the right choice for your Great Dane.
Shelters and Rescues
If you have to give up your Great Dane, shelters and rescues are options, as well. However, when you surrender your dog to these facilities, there's no guarantee they'll be adopted. They try their best, but it's not always possible. There are often more dogs in the facility than people who are looking to adopt. Try to exhaust your other possibilities first but keep these in mind as your backup.
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