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We believe that rehoming pets should be easy and stress free both for you and your pet. Our experts at, the largest non-profit pet adoption website, with support from the Petco Foundation, have created a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet from your loving home directly to another.


Almost all shelters will schedule an appointment for you to surrender an animal at a later date. Depending on availability of space, that may be days or weeks later. If one shelter cannot take your pet or stray, google other rescues within 60 miles. Schedule the soonest date. Have the courtesy to cancel other appoints you made.

You may not want this cat (or dog) you’ve found or inherited. You may be impatient, but it may take longer than a day to take the necessary steps to safely surrender the animal. If you have other animals, you can keep the visiting cat in a spare room, bedroom, bathroom or garage—away from them, until your surrender date.

If you are being evicted, try to find a friend to keep the cat for you or your surrender date. Try to think ahead. If you expect that you cannot make your rent in a few weeks, start calling rescues to take your pet as early as possible.

If someone in your household is abusing your pet, call the warden immediately and he or she will come get it.

If you adopted a pet from a shelter and can no longer afford to care for it, contact that shelter and they will probably take it back immediately IF you can provide the adoption papers for it. If you do not have money to buy pet food, call a shelter to get some to get by. This should not be a regular habit. If you cannot buy food all of the time, make a plan to surrender your pet.

DONATE, if you can, to the rescue that is accepting your animal. They are going to be spending at least $80-100 on it, likely more if they are sick or injured.