Last updated: 4 Jan, 2023
Published on: 7 Oct, 2021
Options for urgent support in rehoming your pet
If you need to find a new home for your pet urgently, you can contact us via our free online helpdesk.
Alternatively, use our Rescue Directory to contact rescue organisations in your area who may be able to assist.
Shelters and rescue groups often have waiting lists for people who are looking to find a new home for their pet, so please be patient and give them some time to get back to you. If you are able to, offer to keep the pet at your home while the rescue group helps you find a new home.
Make sure you understand the difference between surrendering your pet to a rescue group, shelter and pound. Some pounds do not offer rehoming programs, and the future of your pets may be uncertain. Some shelters also have time limits that apply. If you are contacting a pound or shelter, contact them and ask about their "no-kill" policy.
Find a rescue organisation in your state:
If you are able to continue caring for your pet for four or more weeks, you may be eligible for our Home2Home program, where you can use the PetRescue website to find a new home for your pet, with one-on-one assistance from our team. During this time, your pet stays at home with you - not in a kennel and not moved into temporary care. Pets that are eligible for the Home2Home program do need to be de-sexed, microchipped and have current vaccinations. Read more about Home2Home here.
Image: Milo adopted via Home2Home