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If you've arrived at the decision to re-home your pet, there are certain steps you can take without surrendering your pet to an animal shelter. 

When needing to re-home your pet, it is in their best interest for you to find their new home without them ever leaving your side. Doing this allows you to play a role in placing your pet with a new family, reduces stress of transition for your pet, and frees up resources for other pets in Buncombe County Animal Shelter's care.

Post a courtesy rehoming listing on our website:

If you would like to create a free rehoming post for your pet, please Fill out this Form. Your listing will be sent to our staff and they will either approve your post or be in touch with you if more details are needed. 

With some additional resources, you may be able to keep your pet:

Find help for behavior problems such as chewing, housebreaking challenges, excessive energy, etc. Visit our Behavior and Training page for resources that may help you address these issues. 

Moving is stressful, even under the best circumstances. However, this does not mean you have to give up your pet. For tips on pet friendly housing and renting with a pet, visit our Pet Friendly Housing page

If you are in need of additional assistance, please call or email us at safetynet[at]ashevillehumane[dot]org or (828)-761-2008.