How to find a new home for your pet:
For information on rehoming an animal yourself, or finding a home for a stray or homeless animal, Best Friends Animal Society’s How to Find Homes for Homeless Pets is a great resource.
Your first step is to send out an email blast to literally everyone in your address book. Include a photo, ask them to forward your email and to share it!
Make and post an adoption flyer for your pet. Take a photo of your pet and make a flyer using this easy template. Hang as many flyers as you can throughout your community, in places like the post office, grocery store, vet office, grooming salon, library, restaurant, pet food store, and gas station.
Contact local newspapers and ask to place a free classified ad for a found or free pet.
News Tribune – (815) 223-3200
Mendota Reporter – (815) 539-9396
Ottawa Times – (815) 433-2000
Dixon Telegraph – (800) 798-4085
Amboy News – (815) 857-2311
Place a free ad on Craigslist. Be sure to interview and screen potential adopters to ensure that your pet is adopted by a great new family, and ask for a small rehoming fee.