Rehoming Your Dog

Rehoming your furry loved one is a difficult decision. We understand that life's circumstances can sometimes change and leave people in situations where they can no longer keep their family dog. LnC offers a compassionate and understanding alternative to euthanization or a shelter, and allows people to surrender their dog knowing that they will remain in a loving home environment, where they will be treated as one of the family, for as long as it takes to find that perfect new home. We will be more than happy to help you rehome your dog but there are rules that we must strictly adhere to.

The dog should be altered and up to date on all their vaccinations. If they are not, we would appreciate some financial assistance from the surrendering party to help offset their vet bills, as we either vaccinate or spay and neuter all animals over the age of 6 months that come into our rescue, prior to adopting them to a family. All animals under the age of 6 months are vet checked, vaccinated and dewormed prior to being adopted. For liability reasons, LnC will not accept any owner surrender dog which is known to have aggressive tendencies or has a known bite history or a history of being overly aggressive with people or pets. We cannot, in good faith, adopt an aggressive dog into a family, or provide placement into foster care.

Prior to meeting with your dog you will be required to fill out an intake form. This form gives us specific information on your dog, its temperament and lifestyle. The dog must pass a temperament test, and you will be asked to sign a surrender form stating that you have released your dog to our rescue and that you have no further claim on the animal.  LnC requires all owners to provide a complete medical history on their dog and permission given allowing us to speak with the dogs veterinarian. Your dog will be placed into a foster home, where he/she will live with the family until they are adopted.

PLEASE NOTE: An honest intake form is extremely important for the safety of our fosters and adoptive families, and for the future success of a rescue dog - we want your dog to thrive in their new home! However, should we find that a dog we have taken in has undisclosed aggression issues, Litters 'n Critters reserves the right to immediately return the dog to its original family and be reimbursed for all costs incurred. 

While in our care, our foster parents continue to give your dog the same love and attention that you would be giving to your dog and with our in-depth screening and matching process you are assured your dog will be adopted by the most suitable family. We ensure that any chosen adopter fully understands the lifetime commitment they are making to the dog prior to their adopting. We have a list of pre-approved families who are ready to adopt a furry friend so if you are in a situation where you have to rehome your dog, please email us at littersncritters@bellaliant.net as we may have a home ready to take them in.

Please Consider Donating to Litters 'n Critters

Litters 'n Critters relies on the donations of animal lovers to operate. We do not receive grants or government funding so our only means of raising money is through fundraising and private donations. All money raised goes directly to help the dogs in our care.