LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Adopt-a-Pet.com and the Petco Foundation are excited to announce the launch of Rehome, a seamless peer-to-peer service that makes pet adoption easy and safe for all parties involved. Now available nationwide, Rehome directly connects those looking to rehome their pets with interested adopters, providing the necessary tools and information for a successful, lasting solution for a pet in need.
Millions of pets find themselves needing new homes each year. Reasons for needing to rehome a pet range from busy schedules to relocation, and the process often comes with its challenges, including limited resources. Rehome provides pet owners looking to rehome with a trusted option for finding their pet a new, loving home. The service offers users the guided resources they need, allowing them to choose the best adopter for their pet from a pool of qualified applicants.
For the person looking to add a pet to the family, Rehome gives the adopter the opportunity to learn the animal's medical and behavioral history by directly connecting with the previous owner. Through its questionnaire and application process, Rehome offers a secure platform that guides both parties through the adoption process.
Additionally, the service alleviates the burden placed upon shelters to find animals new homes, while still raising funds to support their mission of saving animals. One hundred percent of the adoption fee paid by the new owner is donated to the shelter or rescue that referred the original owner to the system. Rehome is free to use for the person looking to rehome their pet.
"Adopt-a-Pet.com has extensive experience in helping pets from our network of over 17,000 animal shelters and rescues to find new homes," said Abbie Moore, Adopt-a-Pet.com Executive Director and Chief Product Officer. "Now, with Rehome by Adopt-a-Pet.com and the Petco Foundation, we bring our deep knowledge and understanding of the pet adoption process to pet owners in crisis – keeping more pets from entering shelters and giving owners peace of mind that their pets are happily and safely joining new families."
In addition to guiding users through the process of safely rehoming a pet, Rehome also provides guidance to pet owners who wish to explore solutions that would allow them to keep their pet. For example, users can easily access valuable information around troubleshooting behavioral issues, finding pet friendly housing and accessing affordable veterinary care.
"Rehome is a win for everyone involved, pet owners needing help, pets, adopters and animal shelters throughout the country; and we are proud to join forces with Adopt-a-Pet.com to make this happen," said Susanne Kogut, Petco Foundation's Executive Director. "At the Petco Foundation we believe that when we develop innovative solutions and empower communities to participate and help in saving animal lives, we will create lifesaving communities everywhere and assure every that pet has a loving home."
Rehome is available now nationwide, and more information on the service can be found at www.rehome.adoptapet.com.
Adopt-a-Pet.com is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website, helping over 17,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their purebred and mixed breed pets for free to millions of adopters each month. Sponsored by the pet lovers at Purina, the Petco Foundation, Petco, and Bayer Animal Health LLC, Adopt-a-Pet.com helps homeless dogs, cats, and even rabbits and other animals go from alone to adopted.
About the Petco Foundation
The Petco Foundation believes that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, they've invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With thousands of animal welfare partners across the county, they inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through the Think Adoption First program, they partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, they've helped more than 5.3 million pets find their new loving families, and they're just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
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