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Life changes and stuff happens. We want to help but we can;t take in every dog in need. Please take 10 minutes to read this page and you will see that YOU can help more than you think.
Before you move forward, are you sure you have exhausted all your options?
Many issues can be addressed with training. Barking, jumping, food aggression, toy aggression, dog reactivity, stranger danger... Our friends at Know Better do Better Dog Training can help you with an initial affordable consultation. Many medical issues can lead to aggressive behaviors. Consult with your vet and do a full work up.
Are you struggling to buy food or vet bills? There are organizations that can help. Look up the Ledyard Chain for example, and google others.
Low cost spay and neuter clinics: POA SPAY in Hartford is great!
If rehoming is REALLY your last resort, read below for a DIY (do it yourself) approach. We are all very busy and always full. Below is a list of everything we do, so you can do it yourself. We are a foster based rescue organization. We don't have a shelter. All our dogs are being cared for in temporary foster homes. If your dog is under 35lbs, friendly and up to date medically, we might be able to take him under the rescue. Fill out this surrender application and we will see if we can help:
If you have a big dog, you have to do it yourself.
Be HONEST and don't just try to pass your problem to someone else. There is a reason why you want to re-home your dog (he barks too much... he pees all over my house... he growls at my kids... he nips... he this or he that.
1 - Reach out to FRIENDS and FAMILY, post it on your Facebook!
They know you best and you wouldn't lie to them or put them in harms way. Be honest and explain the issues / reason why you want to re-home your dog.
2- Post it on Facebook Pet Rehoming groups and local town groups. (Example search FREE PETS CT on Facebook)
Again be HONEST about the issues you believe the dog has. After you get a candidate, do an interview, visit their home, do some social media check and background check.
3 - Try ADOPT A PET REHOMING TOOL (https://rehome.adoptapet.com/)
4 - If you have a dangerous dog, discuss it with your vet. Passing along an aggressive dog won't do anybody any good.
5 - If you take the easy way out, bringing your dog to Animal Control or a shelter, your dog is likely to be euthanized as soon as you walk out the door. Shelters are full of big dogs and pit bull mixes, yours will be one more that they don't have room for.
Follow the suggestions above and you will successfully find a home for your dog.
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