How to Find Homes for Homeless Pets is an incredibly valuable resource from Best Friends Animal Society.
This guide details what to do when you’ve found a stray or need to re-home a pet, including how to get the word out, prepare the pet for adoption and screen potential adopters, along with a sample adoption questionnaire and agreement!
I can personally attest that this guide helped me immensely the first time I found a kitten on my own. My first thought was to take her to a No-Kill shelter, but then I thought maybe I could save some shelter resources for another cat in need and find this kitten a home on my own.
It was definitely a challenge, but a very rewarding experience. If you have found a cat or dog and aren’t having much luck finding a shelter or rescue to help, consider putting your efforts into making a successful adoption placement on your own!
It’s a bit of hard work, but I think the closing paragraph of How to Find Homes for Homeless Pets says it best….
Best Friends, other animal rescue groups, and many concerned individuals have used the process described here to re-home thousands of dogs and cats. So, when you’re feeling discouraged, just remember: It can be done. It is done every single day. With some effort, creativity and perseverance, you can do it, too. We wish you the very best!
And, because I hate to post without a picture- Here’s Dottie, the first kitten, hanging out in the laundry room of my old apartment while we figured out how to find her a home! So glad we have real foster homes now!