Giving up your Pet
If you need to give up your pet, it’s not a decision that you will have made lightly.
Our circumstances can change and inevitably some pets will need to be re homed.
However, there is help available and options to try, before contacting you local animal shelter.
If your issues can’t be resolved always contact a registered animal charity. If they are full ask to go on a waiting list and ask for advice while you wait.
Never show your pet for re homing on social media or on a pet selling site. Cruel people don’t always look cruel and cats and dogs can be used for dog fighting and as bait or used for breeding.
A rescue shelter will always do home checks and follow ups to make sure your pet and the family that have adopted him are happy and well. If you re home to a stranger you, have no idea what their background or intention is. They can use a false name and address and you will never know what has happened to your pet.
- BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES
Get your pet seen by a vet to make sure his behaviour is not due to discomfort or pain. With treatment the unwanted behaviours could stop. Your vet will also be able to recommend pet behaviourists or trainers in your area or you can look on this website for a list of qualified behaviourists and trainers near you
- VETS BILLS
A number of charities will help with the cost of vet treatments. Help is available for people on lower incomes or benefits. Contact these organisations
Take out pet insurance to avoid large payouts for vet treatments in the future.
- STRUGGLING TO CARE FOR YOUR PET DUE TO HEALTH PROBLEMS OR TERMINAL ILLNESS
Dogs Trust offer help for people fleeing domestic violence and for people in homing crisis.
The Cinnamon Trust can offer support for people who are poorly or terminally ill
Dogs Trust also offer free advice re renting a property with pets.
- NO TIME
To walk the dog or have too much time away from home. Consider the help of a dog walker or pet sitter. Make sure you check they have references and are insured to walk with or take care of your pet, ask your vet for a local recommendation.
- HELP WITH PET FOOD BILLS
To see Blue Cross food banks see here
Pet food Food banks Wales see here