8 Good Reasons To Rehome But Not To Surrender A Dog

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By Tena Burdge March 20, 2024, 11:15 AM

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1. Change in Household Dynamics

Significant changes in the household, like a new baby or moving, may necessitate rehoming the dog to ensure its well-being.

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2. Allergies or Health Issues

If someone develops allergies or health issues exacerbated by the dog, rehoming can benefit both the affected individual and the dog.

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3. Incompatibility with Current Pets

If the dog doesn't get along with other pets, rehoming it to a pet-free or more compatible environment may be best.

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4. Financial Constraints

Unexpected financial challenges may make it difficult to provide proper care, making rehoming a responsible choice.

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5. Personal Health Issues

Declining health or mobility can make it challenging to care for the dog, prompting rehoming to ensure its needs are met.

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6. Behavioral Challenges

If the dog has unaddressed behavioral issues, rehoming to an experienced owner or trainer-equipped household can help.

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7. Life Transitions

During major life changes like divorce or retirement, rehoming can reduce stress and provide stability for both owner and dog.

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8. Prevent Overcrowding in Shelters

By rehoming directly, you help prevent overcrowding in shelters and ensure resources are available for animals in need.

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