What does it mean to rehome a Yorkie?
When you rehome a Yorkie, you find them a new, loving home where they'll be safe and cared for by someone who loves them. Plenty of options exist when rehoming your dog. Rehoming is different from surrendering your dog to a rescue or shelter since you'll have a direct hand in ensuring your Yorkie goes to a good new home.
The process of rehoming will take more time and effort on your part, but most owners still feel that it's a better option than surrendering their dog. There are a few ways to rehome.
Rehoming with Someone You Know
If you have to give up your dog, who better to become her new owner than someone that you already know and trust? Talk with your family and friends to see if anyone might be interested in adopting. You might find someone who would love to become her new owner. This is one of the best possible scenarios. Of course, we realize that not everyone will know someone who can adopt.
Additionally, if you would still like to keep your dog, but you're going through some problems currently, you might want to temporarily rehome your dog with family. For example, If you come home from surgery or are ill and need to recover, you may want to have family and friends keep the dog for a few weeks. This will give you time to heal, and then you can take your dog back. The same might be true if you have to travel for a month or so for work. Rather than rehoming the dog, simply hire family or friends to watch your dog while you're away.
Rehoming to a Stranger
It's also possible to rehome your Yorkie with a stranger, and this is the route that many people have to take. Online sites specifically for pet adoption are available to connect owners with people who are looking to adopt.
You must choose a quality, reputable site when you're rehoming. Stay away from the "want ad" sites like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace. When you post on these types of sites, you might find some people who decide on a whim that they want your Yorkie. This often means they haven't thought through what it means to care for a dog.
Also, when using these sites, be sure that you're charging a rehoming fee. This helps to ensure the people who contact you're serious about your dog and they're more likely to take good care of her. Giving away a dog often brings out people who have bad intentions, but charging a fee helps to keep them at bay.
A quality site that's simple to use and free for owners is called Rehome. It's from Adopt-a-Pet.com, and it allows you to create a profile for your Yorkie to let potential adopters know all about her quirks and personality traits. Providing detailed information guarantees potential adopters are certain that she's the right dog for them. You can then check the applications from adopters and determine who should get your dog. It's a safe and easy to use option for rehoming.
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