Rehoming Your Pet

We would love to take every Coonhound that we are asked to help.  Unfortunately, this isn't possible.  Our priority is to save homeless Coonhounds from shelters.  If and when we have space, and depending on the reason the pet needs to be re-homed, we will consider taking an owner surrender.  For liability reasons, we are unable to take your pet if he/she has a bite history.  Owners are expected to have their dog spayed or neutered and vaccinated before surrendering to our rescue.  In the meantime, please read below for tips on how to find a good home for your pet.

With careful consideration, time, and work, you may be able to find a great home for your pet if you truly have no alternative. This most often takes quite a bit of time, so give yourself as much time as possible, plan way ahead to find the best home. There are many frauds out there too, your pet could end up dead, or worse, if you're not careful enough finding that home. The fact is there are many more pets than good homes.

Be  aware  that many, if  not  most, rescues will not take owner surrenders directly, but contact them anyway if you cannot find a home for your pet.  Let them know your situation, and where you will be  taking  your pet (what shelter) if  they  cannot take him or her at the time.  They  may  not  be  happy  or nice  about  it;  they hear it all,  are  often  lied  to,  and  it's  quite frustrating for them.   Put  aside  your pride  for  the  sake  of  your  pet's life,  and  be  honest with them.   Already  stretched too thin, rescues often do not have the resources to help,  but  you  never  know.  Can't  hurt  to  try.   Please, do not get into a mind set that it is their responsibility to save your pet, because that is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!

The rescues and shelters cannot save them all,  there are too many other people giving up pets too. No-kill shelters are also often very limited, and usually only take the most "adoptable" animals if they are taking any at all.  There is the real possibility,  often  quite  high,  that  not  keeping  your pet  will  result  in  the  pet's  death,  either directly at a shelter, or in not finding a good enough permanent home.  Don't fool yourself.

PLEASE do not just turn your pet loose "out in the country". This is one of the cruelest fates any domestic pet could meet. The fear, abuse, and suffering they will encounter is heartbreaking if they even manage to survive at all. A quick death at a vet's is a much more preferable end.


You can also post your pet on the Coonhound Rescue Network on Facebook