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Do You Have to Pay to Rehome a Doberman Pinscher?

by Adopt a Pet, | February 7, 2024


You don’t have to pay to rehome your Doberman Pinscher if you’re the owner and you’re finding a new home for her on your own. There may be times when an owner has to pay a fee, such as when surrendering, but rehoming doesn’t require owner payment. Those who’re adopting, however, will have to pay a rehoming fee in most cases. Below, you’ll learn more about different fees and when they’ll typically be applied. 

What Are Rehoming Fees?

A rehoming fee is a fee that’s paid to an owner or an organization when adopting a pet. The money from the fees, when paid to an organization, typically helps to continue helping more animals get adopted. When paid to an owner, the individual isn’t trying to make money off their dog. Instead, they’re making sure that the person who wants their dog is capable of properly caring for her.

Some people are looking for dogs they can resell to labs for a profit, or that they want to use as fighting dogs. They don’t want to pay for the animals, so they don’t try to get any dogs that require rehoming fees. These fees are meant to reduce the risk of the dog going to the wrong new owner, and they should be used in most situations.

The only time that you don’t need to use a rehoming fee is if you’re giving the dog to someone you know and trust, such as a relative. Since you already know that they have the space and capabilities to provide a proper home for your dog, and you know that they’ll love and care for her, you don’t need to worry.

What Are Surrender and Adoption Fees?

Surrender fees are paid by owners when they bring their dog to a shelter or a rescue. The amount of the fees will vary depending on the organization and the location, of course. The money is used to help these facilities to keep operating. When someone adopts a pet from a shelter or a rescue, they’ll also have to pay a fee. This is usually called an adoption fee, but it serves a similar purpose as the rehoming fee. It keeps the dogs safer and the money is used to help the facility.

Make It Easier with Rehome

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of charging rehoming fees on your own, you can always use Rehome, a site from Adopt-a-Pet.com. This is an easy to use site that lets you set up a profile for your dog complete with pictures and videos. You can also write a bio for your dog that lets all of the would-be adopters know more about her including any important information they might need.

If you find a pet adoption site that asks owners to pay to list their pet, you should avoid it. Rehome doesn’t charge owners anything to use the site and create a profile for their Doberman Pinscher. The only fees are paid by adopters, and these fees are in line with adoption fees paid to a shelter or rescue.

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