How To Find and Evaluate
A Prospective Pet Adopter
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Finding Prospective Homes For a Pet
Vet Offices. You will find more good
pet owners here than anywhere else! Talk to the staff. They often know
of clients whose pets have died and are looking for a new one. Leave a
color photo and description of the animal and your phone number on
their bulletin board or at their desk.
Bulletin Boards. Post a color photo
of the pet, a description, and your phone number on bulletin boards at
pet stores, supermarkets, churches, schools, and other community
Newspaper Classifieds. Use this
traditional method of advertising, but results are generally not as
good as using Vets offices and bulletin boards.
Local Publications. Also use whatever
weekly advertising magazines are available in your area, such as the
Penny Saver, Treasure Chest, Bargain Weekly, etc. They are generally
more inexpensive than newspapers and allow you to elaborate in your
Pet Rescue Organizations. Let local
organizations know what you have available for adoption. They may help
locate potential owners for a brokered adoption fee.
Use our telephone screening forms for
potential cat or dog adoptions. Our grading systems on these forms help
you to properly evaluate prospective homes for your pet. These forms are
available from our library as Adobe Acrobat® files.
What to ensure when adopting out a
Spayed or neutered before adoption.
A completed screening form.
A visit to the home of the prospective new owner.
A loving adoptive family, committed to the pet for
A signed Pet Adoption Agreement
Cats kept inside exclusively.
Proper shelter for dogs when kept outside.
Pet proof fence and gates.
Pet is returned to you if new owner decides to give it
up at any future date.
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