How Do I Rehome My Great Dane?
You can rehome your Great Dane by finding a new home for her on your own rather than surrendering her to a shelter or rescue. Although animal shelters and rescues do their best to find new owners, they're not always successful. When you rehome on your own, you'll have more control over who gets your Great Dane, and that can provide you with some added peace of mind.
What Does an Owner Need to Be a Good Match for Your Dog?
When you're looking to rehome your Great Dane, you'll want to first think about what your dog needs. All dogs—even those of the same breed—have different personalities and different needs. You should create a list of any personality traits, quirks, health issues, behavior issues, etc., and use that when you're looking for a new owner. If the person who wants to adopt won't be able to provide for certain things your dog requires, you should choose someone else to adopt.
Rehoming with People You Know
An option that many will want to consider when they have to rehome their Great Dane is to talk with people they already know. You might have someone in your life that's been looking to find a dog to bring home. They could be interested in adopting your Great Dane. If they already know your dog, they could be thrilled with the idea of bringing her home.
Of course, just because you know someone doesn't always mean they're a great fit. You should only talk with those you're certain will be a good match and who can meet your dog's requirements.
People You Don't Know
It's also possible to rehome your Great Dane with people you don't know by finding them in your area or online. However, you need to be more careful when choosing this option. You should always charge a rehoming fee when you don't know the potential adopter. This reduces the risk that your dog will be going to a home where she won't be loved and cared for. Some people look for free dogs that they can then sell to labs or use for fighting or bait dogs. Charging a rehoming fee helps to avoid these people.
Always learn as much as you can about the people who want to adopt to ensure they'll provide a good and loving home for your dog.
Using Rehome to Find a New Forever Home for Your Great Dane
A good and simple way to find a nice home for your Great Dane is with Rehome, a platform from Adopt-a-Pet.com This service is free to owners and will let you create a profile for your dog complete with pictures and videos. Be thorough when writing the bio, so potential adopters know all of the important information about your Great Dane before applying to adopt.
Once applications start to arrive, you can sort through them to find a perfect new family for your dog. The adopters will only have to pay a small rehoming fee to the platform. It's fast, easy, and safe for everyone, including your Great Dane.
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