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How Long Does the Humane Society Keep Pit Bulls?

Do you need to rehome your pet and wonder how long does the humane society keep pit bulls? Unfortunately, there isn't one clear cut answer. It depends on available space and whether or not your dog has health or behavioral issues. The policies also vary by location, so while one might give your pit bull (or American pit bull terrier) more time, in other locations he may run out of time in just a couple of days.

Surrendering Your Pet: Other Options

Some pet owners choose to rehome their pit bull because of issues that could be solved with training or by making different arrangements, such as hiring a dog walker to come by while you're at work. Looking into options that will allow you keep your pit bull is the preferred route. If that's not possible, the humane society or shelter are viable options, but there are many other alternatives that might make it more likely he'll land in right home.

Check with Local Rescues

Your local rescue may be able to dedicate more resources to finding your pit bull a new home. Do research to learn all you can about the rescue and make sure they have a solid reputation for caring for the dogs, and for finding them a great home no matter how long it takes. Keep in mind that it can be difficult to find a quality rescue that has room to immediately take your pit bull. Even if you have to be put on the waiting list, it will be worth it to ensure the safety of your dog.

Rehome Your Dog Yourself

Another option is to rehome the pit bull yourself. The advantages are that you are able to maintain control over what happens to your dog, and you're able to choose the family that adopts him. This is not only better for the dog, but it also gives you peace of mind knowing he'll be safe and loved. If you're not sure where to begin, here are a few tips:

• Never list your dog as free to a good home. Always charge a rehoming fee as that helps to weed out people with bad intentions.

• Be patient. Finding the right home for your pit bull won't happen overnight, but the extra time is worth it to know he'll be happy and safe.

• Use the services of Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com. Rehome provides helpful information and resources that make it easier to rehome your pit bull.

If you can't keep your pit bull, give him the best chance of finding his forever home.  

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