I Need to Find a Home for my Pet
So, you're looking to find a new home for your pet? Since the
Pet Adoption League does not have its own shelter, it's difficult for us to take
in pets from private homes. Besides your pet will be much more comfortable
living at home with you during this process than being placed in a kennel.
Whatever the reason may be, if you are looking to find a new home for your pet,
it's going to take time and effort on your part. How much you put into it will
determine your success. There are several things PAL can offer to help you in
successfully placing your pet into a new home.
- 1. Send us photo(s) and a complete bio. Be as honest as
possible. This helps in placing the pet into an ideal home. People don't like
surprises! The bio must include the following information:
- Your name, address, and phone number
- Pet's name
- Whether its spayed or neutered Age
- Reason for surrender
- How pet is with dogs
- How pet is with cats
- How pet is with children
- Other important information. This should include
both good and bad habits. How is the pet on a leash? How is the pet in a
car? How is the pet with strangers? How is the pet home alone? Does the dog
jump fences? Does the cat rampage the house? The more you tell us, the
better it will be to place the pet.
- Ideal placement. What new situation would best
suite your pet? Would your dog fare better with a large family with lots of
activity or would a quiet home be better? Does your cat need to be the only
pet or does it prefer a companion?
- When you send us this information we
will add your pet to our web site at
www.palpets.org and Petfinder at
www.petfinder.org - a nationwide pet adoption service. Your first name
and phone number will be included so potential adopters will contact you
directly. We will also bring your pet's information to all of our adoptions
- We ask for a $10 donation for this service.
- 2. Create a simple flyer with your pet's picture, a short
description, and your phone number. A good picture is worth a thousand words.
Hang the flyers at pet supply stores and vet offices - places where people
with pets go! Go beyond your local hometown and spread out to all surrounding
towns, too. You want to get the word out! But be careful running ads in
newspapers or hanging flyers at grocery stores, you have no idea what type of
person will respond!
- 3. Bring the pet to any of our adoptions. People come to
our adoptions specifically looking to adopt a pet. Bringing your pet to our
adoptions will not only increase the chances of finding your pet a home, but
will also allow you to meet and talk with the people interested in your pet!
We have adoptions most every weekend - ask for a schedule.
Your pet must be current with all shots and you must bring the vaccination
certificate with you (for insurance purposes), you must stay with your pet
throughout the adoption, and you must take the pet back home with you if itís
- Be sure to screen potential adopters thoroughly; you
want to do everything possible to make sure your pet is going into a good home
with responsible guardians! And before your pet does go into a new home,
please make sure your pet is up to date with all vaccinations and most
importantly, spayed or neutered!
- If you take the time to do any of these things, it will
increase the chances of finding your pet a new home. If you do all three,
although there is no guarantee, there is a good chance of finding your pet a
new home. You must be patient and persistent. Your pet's future depends on it.