Rehoming Project

You Can Help End Senior Pet Abandonment and Reduce Shelter Overcrowding. 

Please give today because by the end of the day today, 7,123 pets will be surrendered to shelters and more than 500 pets will be euthanized. Your gift helps us to connect with those people who are considering surrendering their pet today; every penny helps.

   

Learn about Rehoming

There may come a time in the course of your pet ownership where you may become unable to care for your pet. Whether it is due to a move, pregnancy, divorce, or other reason, some owners find themselves in the precarious position of needing to surrender their pet. When you surrender a pet to a shelter, their fate is completely unknown. Some pets spend months, to years in a shelter, waiting to be adopted. Oftentimes, the stress of being in a shelter can change a pet’s personality, making it more difficult (and sometimes impossible) for them to be adopted. 

Finding a new home for your pet through responsible rehoming is a better solution than surrendering your pet because it allows you to be sure that your pet goes to a good home and their fate is completely within your control.

Unfortunately, many senior pets who are surrendered to shelters are never adopted and may be euthanized, even though they still have lots of love to give. 
 
In some cases, financial strain may be the reason you are considering surrendering your pet. There are many financial options available to help ease the strain you may be feeling. If you are considering surrendering your pet due to financial hardship, please read our article on paying for your senior pet’s care to explore those options before looking at other options. 

If you simply cannot take care of your pet any longer, and you have explored other options, then we encourage you to consider rehoming your pet as opposed to surrendering them to a shelter.

Rehoming is a better alternative if you are willing to take the time to find a good home for your senior pet. If you drop your pet off at a shelter to surrender your pet, there can be a cost from anywhere between $50 – $150, depending on your location, the type of facility and the age of the pet. Rehoming is free to pet caregivers, but it can take some time and patience while waiting for an appropriate adoptee. 

Be part of the solution, learn more about rehoming your unwanted pet by reading our article and learning about what resources are available to you. Read our Blog

Learn about the Rehoming Project
 

The Elderly Pet Organization has initiated a national Rehoming Project to promote awareness about responsible rehoming. If every unwanted pet was rehomed, instead of being surrendered to a shelter, we would greatly reduce overcrowding in shelters and we would eliminate premature euthanization due to shelter overcrowding.

You can help provide vital resources to at-risk senior pets and educate people about responsible rehoming. Please give today because by the end of the day today, 7,123 pets will be surrendered to shelters and 500 pets will be euthanized. Your gift helps us to connect with those people who are considering surrendering their pet. 

Together, we can change the course for millions of unwanted pets.  Make a Difference Today.  

We understand that not everyone is in a position to assist financially with our Rehoming Project. That’s OK. Animal lovers everywhere are invited to be a part of the Elderly Pet family and help us by spreading the word on social media. We have compiled some assets / images that you are free to use with a link to our website and share our cause with your network. If we all work together, we can change the course for millions of unwanted pets. Thank you.

About Us

The Elderly Pet Organization is a 501C3 non profit organization whose mission is to provide information and education about senior pets. Our goal is to end senior pet abandonment and premature euthanization, while increasing senior pet adoptions throughout the US. We accept donations of unwanted items, as well as cash donations to help us with our cause. Read more about us.

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