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Surrendering Your Dog

Surrendering Your Dog

I need 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. 

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 links 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 us about re-homing your dog, email us at: Include your phone number and good times to call.  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. 

Additional Resources

"Rehome" is good online resource if you need to find a new home for your pet. Once you create a profile, the site will guide you through the process to re-home your dog responsibly.

"Rescue Me" is another site where you can post your dog as available for adoption.

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