Need to rehome your pet? Please visit these resources first.
We understand that sometimes factors beyond your control prevent you from keeping your animal as part of the family. Before surrendering your best friend, please consider some of our other resources (behavioral, pet food banks, veterinary, etc.). If none of these routes work for you and you have exhausted all other options, please read EPAR's rehoming policy below.
- EPAR does not accept or assist in rehoming dogs with any type of aggression or bite history. This includes aggression towards humans, other animals of any kind, and children. Your animal's temperament will be confirmed with a meet and greet done by an EPAR representative.
- EPAR will not consider owner surrenders that are done last minute and without a suitable foster. You must either agree to provide your animal with a loving home or find a foster while we assist you in the rehoming process. To find a foster for your animal, please post online in community social media groups and inform potential fosters that you will have rescue assistance in the rehoming process. Please keep in mind that it takes an average of 3-6 months to re-home an animal.
- We require that you ask for a small rehoming fee on your animal's behalf. This discourages adopters with ulterior and negative motives.
- We will post your animal on our website as well as animal rehoming websites such as Petfinder.com and AdoptAPet.com. In addition, we will network your animal through our extensive social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
- You or your animal's foster must attend EPAR adoption events to give your animal exposure to potential adopters. In addition, you or your animal's foster must be available for meet and greets with potential adopters.
- We will accept and screen adoption applications for your animal on your behalf. We will approve or deny these applications based on the criteria we use for EPAR rescue animals. The ultimate decision of your animal's adopter lies with you.