Last updated: 13 Jan, 2022
Published on: 12 Jul, 2021
Maggie finds a new home via PetRescue’s owner support service
When Kelly decided to make the leap and move to Italy in 2020, the decision was not made lightly. She knew a relocation for her furry soulmate Maggie would be difficult and parting ways with her would be heart-breaking.
Since time wasn’t on her side, Kelly found an amazing foster home for Maggie and when the time was right, she began her search for Maggie’s new home from Italy.
“Moving countries mid-way through a pandemic was the easy part; leaving behind my best friend was heart-wrenching,” said Kelly.
Kelly isn’t alone. Hundreds of pet owners have to make the difficult decision of finding new homes for their pets when they are relocating to a different country or moving homes.
In desperate times they often turn to over-flowing shelters, their network of friends and family, or online marketplaces. However, these options are not always the best for a pet.
“Putting your pet up for adoption on online marketplaces can be a daunting experience. One major worry was that I wouldn’t know where Maggie could end up if the adoption didn’t work out - especially being in Italy! I felt Home2Home provided a crucial solution for this - the safety net. This meant that if Maggie’s adoption didn’t work out for some reason, Home2Home would ensure that I was notified and she was cared for by a trusted rescue organisation while going through the adoption process again. This gave me peace of mind that no matter what, she would be safe.”
Finding a home for Maggie from halfway across the world wasn’t going to be easy for Kelly. Not only was she setting up a new life and managing her work from a new time zone, but also had the responsibility of searching for the perfect adopter who understood Maggie’s needs.
“Finding someone who was caring, patient, consistent and someone who could offer her a quiet and loving home was my only goal”
And this is where PetRescue’s owner support service, Home2Home helped Kelly find a new great home for her pet.
“Rehoming Maggie via Home2Home proved quite beneficial. Right from the start, the team were very involved in helping me get Maggie’s profile up and constantly checked in until Maggie was adopted. They helped me build the profile and suggested screening questions that I could use for applicants. This was a crucial part in helping me narrow down the applications to just a handful.
“After being listed she got 37 enquiries in just 10 days!”
While Kelly couldn’t set up physical meet and greets with adopters, she successfully communicated with them via PetRescue’s in-built chat feature, text messaging, and video calls.
“Having open communication has really played a vital role in Maggie’s success settling in and also my well-being. To know she is so deeply loved and cared for makes it all ok in the end”
After receiving multiple enquiries from adopters, Kelly finally found the perfect adopter for her furry best friend…
With Home2Home pet owners can ensure that rehoming is relatively easier on the pet, without having to put them in the stressful environment of an animal shelter, and rescue organisations, who would otherwise take in surrendered pets can focus on helping more at-risk pets who don’t have an owner to care for them or claim them from pounds.
Pets like Maggie are safely rehomed from the comfort of one loving home to another and have the option of going to a trusted safety net rescue group in case things don’t work out and they cannot go back to their previous owner.
Helping Maggie find a new home didn’t just put Kelly’s mind at ease, but also changed the life of Maggie and her new human who found each other. ❤️ Read how Maggie has changed the life of her adopter Natasha.