Services → Pet Rehoming

At Paws Humane, we understand that sometimes situations come up, and you may find that you can no longer keep your pet. There are many resources available to help you during this time.
Remember, you are your pet’s best option for finding a new home.

 

Community Resources

First, prepare your pet for adoption. Update your pet’s vet records, vaccinations, medications, and be sure your pet is spayed or neutered. This will increase the chances of finding a home.
Next, get the word out. You can post on the Facebook pages below to help get your pet marketed to potential adopters. In the post, be sure to include a great picture, a detailed description of your pet’s personality, likes, dislikes, health, and vet history.

Also, another local rescue, Animal Ark, offers a great resource for rehoming pets. As a shelter alternative, check out Animal Ark’s Community Pets page. If you need to rehome your pet, for a $20 administrative fee, you can list your pet on Animal Ark’s page for three months.

Lastly, be positive & persistent! Finding a new home can be a challenge, but remember you are your pet’s best option.

Be the advocate your pet needs to find a new home.

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Courtesy of Doug Roth Photography

Paws Humane Rehoming Program

After trying the solutions above, if you are still unable to rehome your pet on your own and wish to owner surrender your pet with Paws Humane, please follow instructions below.

Before we can consider your pet for placement into the Paws Humane Adoption Program, his/her health, behavior and adoptability will be assessed. Pets who need a new home are admitted when space is available and an intake fee of $50 is paid. The intake fee helps cover shelter care, spay/neuter, two meals per day, bedding and toys, medical assessment and care, adoption marketing and match-making, post-adoption support and a lot of TLC, socialization, and training/enrichment. All owner surrenders are done by appointment only. Please anticipate that it may take several days up to several weeks for your pet to come into our adoption program. Our admissions team is here Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

To see if your pet qualifies for the Paws Humane Rehoming Program, please email a picture, medical history, age, reason for surrendering and a list of resources you’ve already tried to use to rehome your pet to admissions@pawshumane.org. Once we receive your email, we will get back with you as soon as we can to discuss options.

If you are unable to keep your appointment or have found another option for your pet, please email us back to let us know so we are able to help another pet in need. If you do not show for your scheduled appointment, your space will be given to another pet and you will have to schedule another appointment.

If you are to find a stray animal, please contact Columbus Animal Care and Control at (706) 653-4512 or take found animal to 4912 Milgen Road in Columbus, Ga. PAWS Humane cannot take in stray animals; therefore, all stray animals must be taken directly to Columbus Animal Care and Control.

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