We understand there may be issues that arise in your home that force you to question whether you are able to keep your pet. Making this decision is difficult and we are here to offer guidance and support. Our goal is to help you as you navigate this decision, and give you the resources you need to ensure your pet is rehomed to a wonderful family.
If you are interested in exploring options that would allow you to keep your pet, our Keep ‘Em Together, KC program is designed to help you. For more information on this program, please visit our Keep ‘Em Together, KC page.
We urge you to exhaust all other resources and alternatives before surrendering your pet to KC Pet Project. While KC Pet Project does everything we can to ensure animals in our care are comfortable, we average anywhere from 30-50 intakes a day and care for over 15,000 animals each year. An animal shelter is a stressful environment for any animal, but especially for owned pets. Our state-of-the-art shelter cannot compare to the love and care that a pet receives at home.
When rehoming your pet, it is important to be thorough and patient; finding the right home takes time. Investing time into the rehoming process increases your chance of successfully placing your pet in a loving home that is not only a great fit, but also a safe place for your pet. Use the guidelines included in this packet to help support you in rehoming your pet. If you ever have any questions, we are here to help and only a phone call or email away!
KCMO residents can list pet(s) on KC Pet Project’s website to privately rehome them. If you live outside of KCMO your pet will not be posted on the KC Pet Project website but you can still list your pet on Rehome and have them posted through the national database.
Rehome can help you manage your pet’s adoption and safely find a new home for your pet. All you need to do is to set up your pet’s profile which takes less than ten minutes. Once complete, your pet’s profile will be posted on Adopt-a-Pet.com and will be seen by millions of visitors each month! You can review more information about this option, and get started here.
Give your photos, story and email to everyone you know asking for their help in finding a new home for your pet. Use your Facebook profile or Twitter account to ask your network to share your pet and assist in the search for a new, loving home. Advertise through your community bulletin board, neighborhood association Facebook pages, or your local NextDoor app. Ask friends, co-workers, and family members if they are looking to add a companion to their family. Placing your pet with someone you know will ease the transition for you, the new guardian, and for your pet!
Simple templates can be found online to create a rehoming flyer or poster. If you are the creative type, there are several free graphic design resources available to create something that may be more pleasing to the eye and grab more attention. Checkout sites like Canva or PicMonkey. You can share your rehoming flyers and posters online and in the community. If you are posting them around town, be sure to place posters at the library, pet supply stores, community centers, veterinary offices, and grooming salons, where pet owners and pet enthusiasts may visit.