Ruff House Animal Rescue is proud to introduce the RHAR Rehoming Program; the program is designed to assist pet owners with finding a new forever family for their pet(s) when the need arises. We are dedicated to responsibly assisting owners with the proper resources to find their pet(s) a loving, compatible, and permanent adoptive home. Our goal is to prevent "Free to Good Home" ads and animals placed on Craigslist, or given away to the first person interested.
Due to the limitations of being a foster-based rescue, Ruff House Animal Rescue is not able to take in owner-surrenders. We are limited by the number of available foster homes, and do not have a physical building to house the animals.
What is the RHAR Rehoming Program?
In the event that you are no longer able to keep your pet(s), Ruff House Animal Rescue will help you to responsibly place your pet(s) in a new, loving home. RHAR will help to network your pet(s), insure that vetting is current and up-to-date, screen potential adopters, and process a final adoption.
What are the requirements to participate in the RHAR Rehoming Program?
As part of the RHAR Rehoming Program, owners are required to be the "fosters" for their pets, while the proper networking, vetting, and screening process is being done. Owners are required to cooperate with the efforts of the Rescue, in order to guarantee their pet is placed in a compatible and responsible home.
Animals are required to be current and up-to-date on vetting; this includes being spayed or neutered, heartworm tested, fully vaccinated, and microchipped. It is the owners responsibility to make sure that the animal is fully vetted, prior to being adopted out. If there is a financial reason that the owner cannot fully vet the animal, RHAR will help to make arrangements so that the necessary vetting is done.
Animals participating the RHAR Rehoming Program cannot have a bite-history, or a history of aggression. Participating animals cannot be legally deemed "vicious" due to instances of biting or aggression.
Owner's must sign a RHAR Foster Agreement when choosing to participate in the Rehoming Program; if the owner changes their mind, they must notify a representative of RHAR immediately.
As a "foster" for my pet(s), what do I need to do?
It is essential that you provide us with as much information about your pet(s) as possible; this will help us to match them with a compatible forever family, based on their temperament and personality. We will help to gain exposure for your pet by networking, sharing and cross-posting on social media, posting on animal adoption sites (such as Adopt-a-Pet and Petfinder) and bringing your pet to adoption events. We ask that you make your pet available for meet-and-greets with potential adopters; we strongly encourage you to come along to meet potential adopters with your pet.
What does it cost to participate in the Rehoming Program?
Participation in the Rehoming Program is free. However, small donations to Ruff House Animal Rescue are truly appreciated. We are a volunteer-run organization and do not receive funding for our time or expenses.
What do I do to get started with the RHAR Rehoming Program?
Please fill out an RHAR Rehoming Program Application. A Ruff House Animal Rescue representative will review your application and contact you within 24-72 hours.