WHS does not currently accept small pets. If you need to re-home a rabbit, guinea pig, bird, rodent, or other small pet, see the following tips for re-homing your small pet and a list of referrals to rescue groups or other outlets.
Tips for Rehoming Your Small Pet
When you are no longer able to care for your small pet in your household, Willamette Humane Society encourages you to locate a new home for your beloved pet.
Some tips and ideas include:
- Contact friends, neighbors, co-workers, and church or club members and let them know you are looking for a home for your small pet. Don’t forget about teammates of your child’s sports, music, scouting or other groups.
- Post the offer of a well-mannered, family-friendly pet on your local Craig’s list, community TV bulletin board, and grocery store and coffee house bulletin boards.
- Consider a small classified listing in your local newspapers. Some newspapers, including the Statesman Journal, allow you to post free classifieds in their online editions.
- Call local elementary schools, child-care businesses, 4H or FFA clubs, as they may be interested in your donation of your pet, cage and remaining bedding/food to get the group or a member interested in responsible animal care.
- Have you considered a group home, elderly foster care home or an elder neighbor who might be limited in their mobility but would love a small “pocket pet” to keep them company?
- Many small pets can be easily cared for in a home or apartment and fit into many different families. We suggest you screen potential new homes carefully and visit with potential new owners to share your own experience and knowledge of your pet – as well as the dietary, care and exercise needs the pet requires.
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