Rehoming Your Pet

Before surrendering a pet to a shelter, CAHS recommends first trying to find a suitable home for your pet by spreading the word among friends, relatives, and co-workers. Give yourself a few weeks to place the animal in a good home, and never give away your pet to someone without screening the person carefully and asking for references. Please do not give your pet away “Free to a Good Home” as there are individuals who could harm your pet or sell the animal for research to make money. Asking a reasonable fee may help deter such people.

Capital Area Humane Society has partnered with and the Petco Foundation to make the process of rehoming your pet easier. Our Rehome program will find a loving forever home for your pet. Click the banner below for more info.

To help you out, we have a few common tips below.

Rehoming Your Pet Through CAHS

We know re-homing your pet can be hard. The reasons to give up are endless, but so are the solutions! If you feel you have explored every solution, we are here to help! Please understand that CAHS does not euthanize healthy/adoptable animals for lack of space, nor do we place time limits on animals waiting for adoption. Our pets mean the world to us and will remain with us until they get adopted, even if this process takes weeks or months. For this reason, animals are accepted by appointment only

Get Started

If you need to surrender your pet, please complete the form below. Please note, if staff cannot safely handle your pet during the intake appointment, we cannot guarantee admission to CAHS.

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