Pet Resources

Need to find your pet a new home?

These resources can help you keep your pet, or how to find them a good new home when that’s not an option

If you’re struggling financially, annoyed by your pet’s behavior, experiencing pet allergies or having trouble finding housing that welcomes your pets, our resources can help.

Pet-related problems can be frustrating and you may feel that giving up your pet is the only solution. But before you take that step, check out the resources available to help pet owners resolve problems that may seem overwhelming. Best case scenario: You won’t have to part with your friend after all. But if you do, our tips can help you find your pet a loving new home.


Surrendering a pet is an extremely difficult decision. Many of the issues owners face with their pet can be resolved and we can help. While we understand that sometimes it’s just not possible to keep a pet, please consider all your options before making the final, heartbreaking decision to give up your pet.

Here are possible solutions to some of the most common reasons people surrender their pets:

• Behavior issues

Many behavior problems can be caused by a treatable medical condition. For example, a house-trained pet may begin urinating in the house due to a urinary tract infection that a veterinarian can diagnose and easily treat.

If there’s no physical cause for the problem, remember that many common pet behavioral issues have simple solutions. Check out our tips below, or consider consulting an animal behaviorist or trainer in your community. Your local animal shelters or rescue groups may offer low-cost veterinary care or training services or be able to refer you to other organizations that offer these services. Find your local shelters and rescues by visiting The Shelter Pet Project and entering your zip code.

• Allergies

See our resources on how you can have a happy, healthy life with your furry companions, even if you’re allergic to them.

• New baby

You can keep your growing family safe, happy and together. Read our simple tips for avoiding toxoplasmosis exposure during pregnancy and for preparing your pet for the new baby.


If You Decide You Cannot Keep Your Pet

In an effort to help families and individuals who need to rehome a pet, Treasured Friends Animal Rescue is now partnering with to improve our free courtesy listings. In addition to being listed below, owners will now have the option to have their pet listed on multiple sites and receive expert advice from staff. And with over 3 million potential adopters using each month, community pets will find new homes faster keeping them out of the shelter environment.

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