Being in the pet care industry, we often get requests for help rehoming pets. These are desperate pleas to help find homes or temporary housing for a beloved dog, cat, or sometimes even several pets.
Who needs help rehoming pets?
This really saddens us! The calls aren’t because the pet owners suddenly tired of their pets or can’t handle them. These calls are pet owners who love their pets! It may cross your mind that if they loved their pet so much why are they getting rid of him.
Some of the situations these pet owners are facing are dire. It could be a loss of a home, owner’s death or being placed in a nursing home, loss of income, or maybe illness. Surely I would like to think that I would never re-home my pets under any circumstances but unpredictable circumstances can occur. If I died tomorrow, I doubt very much my family would be capable of taking my pets.
There are times and situations rehoming a pet is in the best interest of the pet. Unfortunately, we experience this way too often. As much as we want to help everyone, we are at limits to what we can do. Over the past few years, I taken in a Pug, Boxer, 2 Chihuahuas, an African Grey, and a Guinea Pig.
We try to do our best to reach out to our community, other rescues, and several of our clients who foster. Most of the resources we know however are at their limit with their own pets and fosters. We will continue to help if we can but there are other resources available that may be better equipped of finding or fostering a pet for you.
Where to get help rehoming pets in Beaver County
Beaver County Humane Society 724-775-5801
Animal Friends (412) 847-7000
Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center (412) 345-7300
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society (412) 321-4625
Gentle Ben’s Giant Breed Rescue 412-841-2590