Land they need a certified professional months adoption strict began neighbors and local vets first. You increase the chances of finding a good home when you can check the references with someone you know. Place classified ads the paper and on the internet, and screen callers carefully. Be completely honest about your pet's behaviors, good and bad. No pet is perfect, and people are more likely to adopt a pet they know about, for better or worse. Before approving a caller on the spot, or setting up a time to the pet, tell the callers that you are still taking names, telephone numbers and references from inquirers and get back touch with them. This gives you out if you think the caller is not right for you or doesn't check out with the references. It also weeds out impulse callers who might not have the necessary commitment to care for a dog for the rest of its life. Keep mind also that there are unscrupulous individuals who peruse the classifieds looking for pets to use for laboratory testing and animal fighting screen callers carefully. Ask for a fee. This deters people who have made a spontaneous decision and not be ready for the responsibility of a pet and hopefully weeds out the individuals looking for laboratory specimens or fighting games. People who aren't willing to pay a fee not be willing to spend money on vet care and decent food. In addition, people tend not to place as much value on something that they have obtained for free. Ask questions. Get a feel for the new home, and what the potential new owner is looking for a new pet. Ask for a vet reference. You must make sure that you pet's needs be met. Here are some sample questions: What are the new family's expecations of your pet? Has the family had pets before? What happened to them? Are their current pets vaccinated and neutered? How often the dog be walked? How often the cat's litterbox be cleaned? Are the parents willing to supervise the children to make sure a small animal received proper care? Does anyone the home have allergies? Is anyone the home afraid of animals? Are the new owners thinking of moving soon? If they arrange for the pet to join them the new home? Where the pet stay while the new owners are at work? Vacationing? the pet be kept inside Be honest about your pet, and why you must rehome him her. It is not fair to your pet to send him her to a new home with false expectations or medical requirements. This new owner might possibly take the dog immediately to a vet or shelter to be euthanized. Visit the prospective home. As the caregiver of the animal, it is up to you to ensure your pet goes to a responsible, caring home that is able to meet his needs. Ask for valid identification. Keep a record, along with a contract signed by both of you, outlining the requirements you both agree upon. Do not be afraid to say NO. You have a responsibility to your pet to find him a good home. Take a few good, color photos and make some posters. Include your pet's name and include his best traits, his most enduring qualities and some guidelines for the best possible home If your pet is aggressive, or has nipped or bitten someone, EVER, then please consult a professional behaviorist to try to work through this problem. Remember, unless this behavior is identified and modified, your pet take it with him to his next home and once it raises its ugly head, your pet likely be surrendered by the new owner to a shelter where it be euthanized immediately. If you chose to try to pass aggression off to someone can you live with the knowledge that you are simply just passing off the deadly act of euthanasia to someone Do the right thing. There is usually a valid reason with a solution that causes aggression Also, check with state and local laws, too, about liability re-homing a pet with prior knowledge of aggression. Do not try to find a new home for aggressive animal without professional help. If your pet has a behavior problem that goes untreated, he'll take it with him to the next home. problems are workable, or at least manageable. Contact a trainer or behavior counselor and if its possible to work things out you can keep your pet. We can help find a trainer or counselor for you by emailing behavior_helplinoha.org. YOUR PET IS DEPENDING ON YOU TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR HIM HER. We want to you and your dog having fun and improving your relationship with training. Because training really does make all the difference. It can take your dog from being a nuisance to a model citizen. And if your dog is already perfect then he or she go from perfect to extraordinary! Instructors at Heaven On Arf, LLC all share the same philosophy for continuity your dog's training. This means as you go from class to class or instructor to instructor, we are all doing things the same way. This is important to us, as we know that consistency training techniques makes for better communication between you and us and this same continuity makes it very agreeable to your dog's learning.