FURRY NATION SALVATION’S REHOMING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
If you decide that rehoming your pet is the best option, keep in mind that despite the best efforts of shelters and rescues to care for their animals, your home is usually the best and safest place for your pet while you search for an adopter.
By taking on the task of finding your pet a home, you can also reduce competition for limited space and resources in shelters or rescues. Here are some tips for placing your pet in a loving new home. We are here to also help with your advertising needs or any advise.
Make your pet more attractive to potential adopters. Have your pet vaccinated and checked by a veterinarian. Making sure your pet is spayed or neutered may also make them more likely to be chosen by a new owner. *When funds are available, we are able to help with the spay/neuter of your unwanted pet.
Please see at the bottom of this page for helpful word documents for generic contracts, questions to ask potential adopters, and locations for discount spay and neuter. That way you can make sure that your pet finds a great home.
About the attachments: Here is a ton of information and attachments to aid you in your adoption process. I’ve included 4 attachments. A generic contract (THIS CONTRACT does not have contact info on it. Please insert your name, phone number, and email address in the section labeled ADOPTEE CONTACT INFORMATION) before printing this. Or please hand write in the information if that is easier. With this contract I make a copy of it and give one copy to the new parents and I keep one myself (You can edit/delete parts of contract as needed). Also, attached is all the locations we know of for DISCOUNT SPAY AND NEUTER, so if cat is not fixed prior to adoption the new adopter knows where to fix their cat/kitten at a discount. Always recommend getting kitten fixed by 6 months of age to prevent any bad habits from forming (yes even females can have bad habits). Attached is questions to ask potential adopters, as well as a 4 page INFORMATIONAL PACKET that has a ton of helpful information in it (what to do in certain situations, toxins in home, why spay and neuter, shot clinic info). Great for first time cat owners. Also has the list of discount spay and neuter locations in it as well. You can also email a copy of this to new adopter if you do not want to print out.
Questions to ask when a potential adopter calls: (also in a word document)*What animals do you currently have? *Ever had a cat before? If yes, what happened to your last cat? (got hit by car, had to move and gave to humane society, etc. would NOT be good homes). *Do you rent or own? If you rent, is it okay to get your landlords number prior to you coming to see the animal? Sometimes people will say, “Let me call you right back with that info,” and NEVER call back. That weeds out the people sneaking the animal in and when they get caught they have to find the cat a new home QUICKLY which will usually result in a humane society. *How long have you lived in your area or home? If people move place to place then they are usually pretty unstable which would not make a good and FUR-ever home for an animal. *Do you currently have a vet that you use? What is the vet clinic’s name? I’ve called a vet before to make sure the potential adopter brings in their pets and gets them spayed/neutered. ***Also, if it is a boyfriend/girlfriend situation I ALWAYS ask, “Sorry I have to ask this question, but if you guys break up, who would get the cat?” If it is a younger person who just moved out on his/her own, I ask for their mother or father’s phone number and if the mom or dad would be willing to take the cat in their home if you decided to move back home. That is also the reason I always obtain TWO phone numbers. The person’s cell then the boyfriends, or mom and dad, or someone.
*One thing I’ve started saying in my spiel (which some of this is also in my CL ad) I will take any animal back if the adoption doesn’t work out. Also that our local Humane Society euthanizes 50…YES 50…cats/kittens a day, so that should never be a solution for an unwanted pet. Some animals don’t even make it to the adoption room. It is such a sad thing.. Good to spread the word on this as most people do not know this.What my Craigslist ad looks like *****REMEMBER******When posting an ad to Craigslist make sure to REPOST your ad every 3 days to get it to the top of the listing!!! Post it in the PET section of Craigslist under COMMUNITY (do not place in Free section). Reposting your ad is super easy. You just log in to Craigslist, hit “Account” and then click the bottom to the left of your listing that says “Repost.”
(I use adopt a pet, Pet finders, Furry Nation Salvation Facebook page and my own, and Craigslist gives the majority of my adopters. More people know about that site than others!
I will edit listing should anything change. Please read this listing before calling (sorry it is so detailed) thank you.
Please like us on Facebook:
THEIR STORY: Meet Alaska. He is a 2 1/2 year old male cat. He was abandoned by his previous owner and left to fend for himself for 2 months living in the woods! That is when some kind people took him in and wanted to give him a better life. He is GORGEOUS. He has thick white fur, with a few tan spots and two different colored eyes! He also has a half tail and we love to watch him move it around. We sometimes refer to him as “half tail” also. lol.
He is neutered, FIV neg, dewormed, vaccinated, and on flea preventative.
He is a nice fellow and very affectionate. He also loves to play and will throw his toys way up in the air! Just like any newly adopted pet, he will need a few weeks to get adjusted to a new home. He would do best in an adult only home or a home with older children. He doesn’t like screaming toddlers and will hide from them. He does tolerate my young children, but I prefer to give him a home he will truly enjoy. We do now give kisses to one another often. It has become our routine. Also, since he is in the rescue room I know how well he does with other adult cats and kittens! HE LOVES THEM! When I’m tending to the kittens in a cage (they are sick) he will jump on top of the cage and look inside. He also will hang out with the ones running around in the same room. He would do good with cats, kittens, and dogs.
Here is a video of how he interacts with me.
IN ORDER TO ADOPT FROM US:
1) Please show up with a cat carrier for a safe return to his/her new home
2)An information sheet will be filled out (your personal information as well as mine). That way you can contact us at any time as you’ll have our info.
3) Adoption fee is $25 This is to help cover some of the vet bills. He is neutered, vaccinated, FIV neg, dewormed, and has flea preventative on.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM US:
1) You will receive a 4 page informational packet that can answer any questions you may have. Has information of places to get discounted meds and other things.
2) Spay/Neuter certificate OR vet documents
3) Copy of the adoption contract (will have kittens DOB and background on it as well as my contact information)
You can call us at 386-295-2755 or message us on our facebook page.
***Within the first few weeks to a month you will know if the adoption is not working out. At this time we will take the animal back. We don’t want to see them given to the Humane Society (which can euthanize upwards of 50 or more cats a day like our local shelter) or left to fend for themselves on the streets. Please never let the humane society be a choice for ANY animal. They rely on us for their well-being******