So What really is Dog Rehoming?
It is quite simple, you can visit an animal shelter where they have saved many animals from either being to put to sleep, taken from animal abusers and collection of many stray animals. You can then pick the dog which you like and go through the process of bringing home that dog, rehoming it.
The Actual Rehoming Process
Legitimate and transparent shelters will guide you through all the requirements of Dog rehoming and once you are satisfied with all the stipulations, you will provide the necessary credentials and sign the release documents for the animal. Normally when you visit the shelters, most if not all will ask you to bring along the following:
- Identification with your name(s) and address.
- All members of the family. It is vital that everyone who will be living with the dog meets the animal
- Any other dogs (not cats) which will be living with the new dog.
- The normal age requirement (depends on shelter or state) for you to do a rehoming is 18-21 years.
If you and you family do plan on rehoming the animal, when you visit the shelter, you must be given any information that is actually gathered about the dog you are interested in rehoming. Here are some typical questions you should ask:
- Ask about the state of the Dogs health and any vaccination
- Ask about the animals previous home or owners if that information is available and why is the Dog sheltered
- Ask them to tell you anything what they observe about the dogs character
- Ask about pet insurance as some shelters will give you a nice six month deal bundled in the rehoming cost
- Ask your family members what they think about the animal being taken home.
- Bring the animal to a vet so the animal can be checked thoroughly and you will be given the animals health report so in case there are any issues, they can be dealt with promptly
- Ensure that you get the dog its collar and Tag so it can be identified again if it decided to move on
- Love and care for the dog the best way you know how.
Now that you have all the basics in rehoming dogs, why not go out today and make a dog happy by doing just that, give him a new home, give him a happy home.