Rehome Animals in Iredell County
Rehoming your pet is often a delicate and difficult decision, and one that should not be taken lightly. We have created a Rehome Form that will post your pet on our webpage for potential adopters to reach out to you directly. This will give you peace of mind of deciding who should get your pet and knowing your pet is safely placed in a home where they will be happy and loved.
**The Rehome Form will only post your first name and phone number to potential adopters.
****This service is being provided solely as a means of communication for pet owners who are in need of finding a new home for their animals to connect with parties interested in adopting an animal. Iredell County has not screened the owners or evaluated the animals as to their health or temperament. The animals are not housed in the County’s shelter and are not in the possession of the County. Iredell County is not responsible for the accuracy of the information posted by third parties to the site, including representations made by pet owners. Use of the service and website is at the sole risk of the owner and adoptee. By using this service, owners represent and warrant that they are the legal owners of the animals they seek to rehome; further, by using this service, adoptees represent and warrant that they are seeking to adopt a pet for their home, will provide the animal with proper care, food, water and shelter, and will not use the animal(s) for experimentation or illegal purposes. Iredell County shall have no liability or responsibility for damages, costs or liabilities arising from the use of this service. The parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless Iredell County, including its employees, officers, volunteers and agents, from any claim, cause of action or liability of any sort or nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or connection with the use of this service.
List of animals waiting to be re-homed:
These animals are looking to be rehomed by their owners. These animals are NOT located at our shelter and Iredell County Animal Services has no knowledge of the pets medical or behavioral history. Here are tips for adopting an animal through a private party:
1. Obtain a written agreement of ownership transfer
2. Obtain veterinary documents if available
3. Perform meet and greets with all people and animals in your household
- Did you acquire your pet from a rescue organization, animal shelter, or breeder?
If so, you more than likely signed a contract stipulating that the pet can/should be returned if you decide or can no longer keep them. So you must first contact that organization.
- Are you being evicted?
Moving into housing that doesn't accept animals is stressful and a common occurrence. Please tap/click here to support services.
Also, consider asking a friend, coworker, family member to care for your pet on a temporary basis. That way, the animal can still be in your life!
- New baby in the home?
Here are two (2) resources to help your baby and pet live together. Introduce New Baby to Your Dog and Safety Tips for Kids and Dog.
- Are you moving?
There are apartments, rental homes, and condos that accept pets. Many places will even allow you to spread a pet deposit over multiple months. Check out Pet-Friendly Rentals in our county!
- Don't have enough time for your dogs?
Experts agree that a dog requires a mere 15 minutes of one-on-one time with his/her owner each day to be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted. Pets reduce personal stress and can add years to your life and even decrease the amount of medication you take - try to make time for your AND your dog.
- Are there behavioral issues?
Many problems can be improved by having your pet spayed or neutered. To request spay/neuter please visit more information at Spay/Neuter Services page.
Is your dog having trouble getting along with other animals, or are there other behavioral issues that have led to your decision to give up your dog? If so, let us help you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We can recommend a local trainer. Take a look at some of these wonderful ASPCA articles as well:
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