"Dedicated to the rescue and permanent placement of homeless pets"
GIVING UP YOUR PET
We do not have a facility where pets can be relinquished, therefore we are not in a position to accept your pet. We would like to make suggestions to assist you in finding your pet a home. We urge you to read the following information and heed our advice.
If you are considering giving up your pet, please consider the following:
- Is there a behavioral problem that could be solved?
- Has the pet been altered?
- Are there any medical problems that have not been diagnosed?
We strongly encourage you to use your veterinarian as a first source for advice and help
with medical or behavioral matters. We also have a trainer who can work directly with
you to assist in solving behavioral problems.
Suggestions for you to try and find your pet a home, PLEASE heed the following
- NEVER, EVER adopt your pet out unaltered. Chances are good an adopter may be seeking the pet to breed for profit. PLEASE spay or neuter your pet. There are many
unscrupulous backyard breeders, who search the newspaper looking for unspayed/unneutered pets. They will convince you that they are looking for a family pet, when
in reality they are looking for ways to make more money for themselves by breeding
your dog until it drops. Never give an adopter any AKC papers - unless your pet is
already spayed/neutered. If they truly want a pet to love, having AKC papers will not
- NEVER, EVER put a "free to good home ad" in the paper. Put a value on your pet,
even if it is just enough to cover the cost of spay/neuter. People who aren't willing to pay
a fee may not be willing to spend money on vet care and decent food. There are people
who will vow to love your pet only to turn around and sell it for profit, breeding, dog
- NEVER, EVER just hand you dog over to someone. Always insist on a home visit
before adopting the pet out. This way you can see the living conditions, meet all the
members of the family and see how they interact with the pet. If you don't like what
you see just say you have to think about it. If they are resistant to letting you come to their
home, that should be a red flag. Ask for a vet reference. Call the vet clinic to find out
what kind of care their previous pet had.
YOUR PET IS DEPENDING ON YOU TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR HIM/HER.