Supported Self-Rehoming Without Surrendering: Setting Up Supportive Services with Safety and Success

Approximately a quarter of animals enter animal shelters under the intake type called “owner surrender.” Pet parents often do not know how to safely and successfully rehome their pets themselves. Supported self-rehoming is a great way for organizations to give pet parents who can no longer keep their pets the tools they need to safely rehome their own pets with ongoing support from shelter staff and volunteers. Supported self-rehoming not only gives pet parents an opportunity to be a part of selecting a new family and the potential for continued communication after, it also reduces the number of family pets who unnecessarily have to live in a kennel, taking a valuable space away from another pet in need.

Watch this info-packed webinar where our speakers, Kaycey Adair from Greenville County Animal Services, Ana De Luccia from Adopt-A-Pet and Lucy Fernandez from Austin Pets Alive!, highlight how organizations can begin offering supported self-rehoming options to pet parents who need it. They also discuss ways to utilize social media and other technology solutions that fit your organization’s needs, and best practices for communicating these programs to stakeholders and your community.

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