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Rehoming a pet takes time. If you know in advance that you are moving, or will be unable to care for a pet in the future, begin the rehoming process now. The right person for your fur-baby is out there, but it could take a few months to find them.


Take Pictures

Get some cute photos of your pet lounging in grass, wearing a silly hat, or with an appealing filter. These pictures will help your pet stand out.


Long Distance is Okay

The best fit for your pet may not be local. Don't be afraid of long-distance transports! You can work with the potential adopter to figure out a plan. Pets can be transported on airplanes, by car, and by charity groups.





social media and the web:

Rehoming Your Pet

SPCA of Polk County

802 S. Houston (S. Hwy 146)
P.O. Box 1403 (Mailing)
Livingston TX 77351 

 © Copyright 2017. SPCA of Polk County, TX

For Livingston Locals:

Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

There are HUNDREDS of these groups, but this one caters to East Texas. You can request to join, and then advertise your pet: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1054364817939299/?ref=br_rs

Here is one for all of Texas: https://www.facebook.com/groups/texaspetsbuysellgiveaway/

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Rehoming Tips

Rehoming a pet can be hard, but it is sometimes necessary. While we do take in Owner Surrenders, we highly encourage owners to explore other avenues before coming to us. Due to our limited space, we are often unable to take in a pet right away, and since we are a no-kill shelter, it can take a while for space to become available. If you are looking to rehome a pet, here are some resources that you can use. Keep in mind that finding a new home takes time, persistence, and faith--the right person for your pet IS out there, it may just take time to find them.

**Note: These organizations have no affiliation with the SPCA of Polk County, but were the first to come up in a Google search. Please use caution when searching for rehoming websites, because not all people have good intentions. If you would like our guidance on a particular website, please feel free to reach out to us.


Rehome: a trusted rehoming service by Adopt-a-pet.com and The Petco Foundation

This site is run by Petco, and it comes with an application process for the person interested in rehoming your pet, as well as on-screen assistance when you're reviewing the application to help you decide if they are a good fit for your pet or not. Rehome will share your pet's profile with other trusted partner sites, ensuring your future pet gets as much exposure as possible. Here's the link: https://rehome.adoptapet.com/

Get Your Pet: another reputable rehoming service

Get Your Pet is a website that connects potential adopters with people needing to rehome their pets, and is free to the person seeking to rehome. You can check out their website here: https://getyourpet.com/Account/Register?acquisitionCode=GAR&showIntroduction=true&gclid=CjwKCAiA_c7UBRAjEiwApCZi8REv5TQRlLPKlN0HkF5fIqCi9G9A69OcTQozsFBX8q5GbUdGO-BbqxoCGVwQAvD_BwE


Breed-Specific Rescue Groups

If the pet you are seeking to rehome is of a particular breed, you can try reaching out to rescue groups. You can find them by Googling "[Pet Breed] Rescue Groups" (example: "Dachshund Rescue Groups"), but here are a few for you to explore:






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Contact:  

Phone: (936) 327-7722
Email: spcaofpolkcounty@spcaofpolkcounty.org

HOURS:
MONDAY - SATURDAY
9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Metro Fair on 92.3 The Eagle

You can submit a brief description of the pets you are seeking to rehome by following this link: http://923theeagle.com/metro-fair/. The pets will be advertised for free on Metro Fair.




Contact:  

Phone: (936) 327-7722
Email: spcaofpolkcounty@spcaofpolkcounty.org

HOURS:
MONDAY - SATURDAY
9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

SPCA of Polk County

802 S. Houston (S. Hwy 146)
P.O. Box 1403 (Mailing)
Livingston TX 77351 

 © Copyright 2017. SPCA of Polk County, TX

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Protect your pet. ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs

Phone: (936) 327-7722
Email: spcaofpolkcounty@spcaofpolkcounty.org