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How Do I Give Up My Shih Tzu?

If you need to give up your Shih Tzu, you'll find several options that could work for you. Although it's likely the last thing that you want to do, sometimes, you might feel that you have no other choice but to give up your dog. It's a sad time, but you need to be sure that you're doing the best thing for him. Let's look at some of the options that you have for giving up your Shih Tzu.

Shelters or Rescues Are an Option

For many people, one of the first things they consider when they have to give up their dog is the shelter. It's often the first thought because it's one of the more common options. However, this doesn't mean it's the only option or the best option for that matter.

Shelters do their best to take care of the dogs in their facility. Those who work at the shelter truly care for the animals. However, they're often hampered by having a limited amount of space and funding. This means that it's not always possible for them to keep the dogs long enough to be adopted. When this happens, the dogs may be euthanized.

Another option is giving your dog up to a rescue. These facilities will keep your dog until someone adopts him. Of course, there's no guarantee that he'll be adopted. Additionally, rescues are often full because they're no-kill facilities. It can be hard to get your dog into a rescue.

Letting Someone You Know Adopt

Another option to think about, and one that can work quite well, is allowing someone you know to adopt your Shih Tzu. You might already know someone who is looking for a dog, such as a friend or a family member. Since you know them well, you can ascertain whether they're a good choice for your dog or not. If they already know your dog, they might want to adopt him.

Of course, if you allow a friend or family member to adopt your dog, you need to be careful about visiting. You don't want to visit right away. You have to give him time to adapt to his environment and new owner, so he realizes that it's his new home. If you visit too soon or too often, it can confuse him.

Using Online Pet Adoption Sites

There's also the option of free pet adoption sites on the Internet. Make sure you're using an actual adoption site like Rehome rather than a site like Craigslist. This ensures that people don't just stumble across your dog and try to adopt on a whim. You want someone who is actively looking for a dog to adopt. Additionally, you need to be sure that a rehoming fee is charged. This helps to eliminate the wrong people from getting their hands on your dog.

Rehome is a good option. This platform from Adopt-a-Pet.com makes it easy for you to set up a profile, along with images and videos, for your dog. It puts him in front of potential adopters who can fill out applications. You will have full control over who gets to adopt your dog, and it's entirely free for owners to use.

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