Re-homing Your Dog

What can I do to re-home my dog?

Why are you giving your dog up? If you are experiencing behavioral issues with your dog, and this is the reason for needing to re-home them, we can refer you to trainers or provide you with information about working on the behavioral problems, when possible.

If this is not a behavioral problem, here are some tips to re-homing your dog:

We suggest asking friends or family first–someone you know may be willing to take on your pet, and it will give you peace of mind knowing your pet is going to someone you know.

Many people consider putting a “free to good home" ad online - however, we highly discourage this.  Unfortunately, there are people out there who will take on a free dog or cat and potentially abuse them, sell them, breed them, hoard them or use them as “bait” animals in dog fighting rings. 

If your dog is purebred, you may consider finding a breed rescue to help you re-home your pet.  You can research breed rescues online (ex: Golden Retriever rescue in Nebraska) to see if your dog might be able to be accepted by a breed rescue. 

If you are trying to re-home a pet that has aggression issues–please, speak to your veterinarian first.  Aggression is not something to take lightly, and passing an aggressive animal on to someone who is not prepared could result in severe injuries or worse.  Your veterinarian or an experienced dog behavioralist, can tell you if your pet is a candidate for being re-homed.  

Nebraska No Kill Canine Rescue is not a shelter - we don't have a facility to house dogs for adoption. Instead, we're a small network of foster homes. Our ability to take a dog is limited to the availability of a foster home. 

Below are some resources to help you find other resources for re-homing your dog. Please look through these, and consider trying one or more of these options.

If you'd like to speak to one of our volunteers about re-homing your dog, email us at: Include your phone number and good times to call. Please know that we our all volunteers, with busy lives. We'll get back to you as soon as we can, usually within two days. Because we are not a shelter, WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE YOUR DOG IMMEDIATELY. 

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