When looking at responses to this question, consider what your pet is used to and happy with, and what would make him happy in his new home. If the response is simply “inside’, be sure to ask where “inside” is — is that anywhere inside their home, inside a garage, or inside a crate in the kitchen?

For cats, while we advocate for keeping cats safely indoors-only, if your cat was an outdoor or indoor/outdoor cat, be sure the family is willing to keep the cat completely enclosed for 30 days, the time most rescuers tell us it takes for a cat’s internal compass to reset to a new location. Other pets, too, can be more likely to roam from a new home, so keep that in mind as you consider the answers to this question.