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How Do I Rehome My Yorkie?

by Adopt a Pet, | January 8, 2024


You can rehome your Yorkie using a range of methods including finding people online who may be willing to adopt. There are other options, as well, and some are better solutions that others are. Learn about the choices that are available and find the solution that is best for you and your dog. Ultimately, your goal should always be to find the best home for your dog. After all, you love her and want to ensure she is happy and safe.

Talk with Family and Friends

Of course, one of the best ways to rehome your dog is with people you already know and trust. You might know someone in your group of friends that is looking forward to adopting a dog but doesn’t know what dog they might want. You may want to speak with them about adopting your Yorkie. Since you already know them, you’ll have a better idea of whether they will be a good fit for her or not. Knowing your dog is going to a good and loving home with someone you know is a great feeling.

Rehoming Using the Internet

There are online sites that you can use as a means to rehome your dog, as well. However, you have to be careful about what sites you’re using. Craigslist and other classified ad sites are not your best bet. You never know who might stumble across your ad for your dog and try to adopt him as an impulse. They might not be capable of taking care of him properly. Also, some people cruise those sites looking for dogs for nefarious purposes, such as to use as bait dogs.

When you’re rehoming using these online sites, be sure there is a rehoming fee. These fees help to reduce the risk of the wrong people getting their hands on your dog.

One of the best and safest options is to use Rehome. The site is free for owners to use and create a profile of their dog. You can add a bio, as well as videos and images of your dog to the site. Be sure your Yorkie’s bio is honest and accurate. This helps make sure that only the best potential adopters fill out applications. For example, if he doesn’t get along well with cats, this is something to mention in the bio. You wouldn’t want someone with several cats to adopt him by accident.

Rehome puts potential adopters and owners into contact with one another, making it easier to find the right home for your dog. The adopters will only have to pay a small rehoming fee that’s similar to what is paid at a shelter or a rescue.

Shelters and Rescues

Although these are not technically the same as rehoming, you may find that there’s no other choice. When you’re considering these options, it’s important to learn more about the shelters and options in the area. Do they have room for your dog and how much is the fee for surrendering him? How long will the shelter keep your dog before euthanizing him?

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