Sadly, most likely we cannot help if you can’t keep your pet beyond today. The process of rehoming a pet through the Rehome by Miwuki program is one that takes, at minimum, several days.
You need to allow time to upload information about your pet, and then, once your pet is on Miwuki, it takes time for the right potential adopter to find your pet.
Depending on the type, size, and age of the pet, it can take from a couple of days to several weeks or, rarely, even months to find your pet a new home.
If you absolutely cannot keep your pet while we help you find a new home for him or her, here are some options to consider:
- Ask your friends and family if any of them are able to provide a temporary home for your pet while we work together to find a permanent home.
- If you can afford it, keep your pet at a boarding facility during this time.
- Call your veterinarian’s office and let them know about your situation. See if they have anything to suggest. Sometimes a vet can provide boarding; other times they may know of a family looking to adopt another pet.
- Contact rescue organizations in your area to see if any have room for your pet. A few things to keep in mind: Many rescue organizations don’t take pets from owners, only from public animal shelters. Also, most rescues do not have a facility; they rely on a network of foster homes, most of which are usually full. Most rescuers also have “day jobs” and may not be able to respond to a call or an email immediately. It’s very expensive for rescuers to care for pets, so it may help if you can offer a donation to a rescue, or offer to pay for your pet’s care until a home is found. Tip: if your pet is a specific breed, look for rescues that specialize in that breed. Google can also be helpful with this.
- As a last resort, relinquish your pet to an open-admission shelter. Your first choice should be a private shelter, like an SPCA or humane society, where they may be able to keep your pet for a longer period of time. Your absolute last choice should be a public municipal shelter, where an overabundance of people relinquishing pets means overcrowded conditions and pets only having a short time to find a home before being euthanized to make room for others coming in.
Please search our database here to find local shelters and/or rescues who may be able to help.