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How Do I Rehome My Dachshund?

by Adopt a Pet, | February 7, 2024

How Do I Rehome My Dachshund?

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You can rehome your Dachshund on your own, although it can take some time and effort on your part. Below, we’ll cover some of the most important things that you need to keep in mind when rehoming your dog, so you can ensure that he has a wonderful new home and loving owners.

Make Sure Rehoming is the Best Option

Why do you need to rehome your dog? Sometimes, there might be a solution that you haven’t considered yet. If you have to move, check with the new landlord to see if small dogs like Dachshunds are allowed. Some landlords will allow small pets for an added fee on the deposit or an additional charge each month.

If your dog has some behavioral problems, consider looking for trainers in your area, or even online videos from professional trainers that could help. Maybe you aren’t able to spend enough time with your dog during the day. You might want to try doggie daycare or a pet sitter to see if that helps with the issue.

Always exhaust all of your other options before you think about rehoming. Of course, we know that sometimes, there’s no other choice. In those cases, make sure you are rehoming wisely.

Could You Rehome with Family or Friends?

One of the first things that everyone should consider when they’re rehoming their pet is whether they know someone looking for a dog to adopt. You might have heard one of your parents or a cousin talking about wanting to get a dog. Maybe you have a coworker who has been looking for a dog and who loves your Dachshund. They could be a perfect solution if you find you need to rehome.

What to Look for When Choosing Someone to Adopt Your Dog

When you’re choosing someone to adopt your dog, you want to be sure that they’ll be a good fit. He has a distinct personality, and you need to ensure it will complement that of their potential new owner. You should be sure that they have the means to walk the dog, make sure he’s properly fed, and goes to the vet when needed. Essentially, you have to make sure that the new owner will be responsible.

Why Should There Be a Rehome Fee?

If you are rehoming through an online site on your own, always be sure to charge a rehoming fee. Some people balk at these fees, but they’re beneficial. It’s not about getting money for you. Instead, it’s about ensuring that you weed out those who can’t take care of him financially and those who have ill intent.

Use Rehome to Make the Process Easier

Rehome is an online platform that can connect you with people looking to adopt, and it’s free for owners to use. Create a profile for your Dachshund, add photos and videos, and make sure that all of the important information about your dog has been included. Those who want to adopt can fill out applications, which you’ll then examine to determine who will be the best fit for your dog.

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