We offer a Private Pet Rehoming Service for owners looking to rehome their pets without the pet entering the shelter system.
- Complete the Pet Profile Form and provide information about your pet for potential adopters to view through our website.
- You will decide who will provide the best new home for your pet. Potential adopters will contact you directly. Read about How to Rehome Your Pet at the bottom of this page.
- Success! You have kept your pet out of the shelter while finding a home suited for their needs! Please let Utah Humane Society to remove listing.
By filling out this form, I understand and agree to the following terms:
- I am adding my pet to the Pet Rehoming Online Service through the Utah Humane Society. To rehome onsite at Utah Humane Society, contact the Admissions Department.
- My pet is spayed/neutered. All dogs, cats, and rabbits must be spayed or neutered before posting. Please contact our Clinic if you need to spay or neuter your pet.
- I understand that my contact information will be listed in this posting, including email address and phone number. Some of the questions below are for internal use only and will not be posted publicly on the pet's profile listing.
- All pet profiles will be reviewed by the Utah Humane Society before posting publicly. We will contact you if we have any questions or concerns. Otherwise, your listing is approved and posted within 72 hours.
- Your post will remain on our site for 45 days before it is automatically removed. Contact our Pet Resources Dept at firstname.lastname@example.org to remove at any time.
- I agree to hold harmless the Utah Humane Society for any legal or financial liability arising from potential behavioral or medical issues with the listed animal.
If you have questions or concerns about Private Pet Rehoming, you can call our Pet Resources Dept at (801) 261-2919 ext. 238 or email email@example.com.
Find additional resources for common pet ownership issues below or contact the Admissions Department for a free consultation.
Getting the Word Out
- Take several good-quality digital photos of your pet. Make sure your pet is well-groomed, can be seen clearly in the pictures (try to avoid clutter in the background), and is looking directly at the camera. People connect more emotionally with photos where the subject is looking directly at them. If you are using a cell phone camera, be sure you don’t zoom in, get close to your pet instead. Zooming in creates lower resolution photos that may end up being fuzzy if you try to print them or enlarge them.
- Compose an ad that describes your pet’s personality, habits, and some of the little things that make him or her special. Include your pet’s age, weight, and sex. Include any disabilities, health issues, or behavior quirks. Believe it or not, sometimes these are the things that potential adopters respond to. *For tips on how to write an appealing ad, read How to Write Animal Adoptable Pet Bios. [LINK: https://bestfriends.org/resources/pet-profiles-how-write-adoptable-anima...
- Post your adoptable pet online through the Utah Humane Society and additional recommended sites.
What to Take with You
Proceeding with the Rehoming
Thank you for being a responsible pet guardian and helping your pet transition easily from your home to a new home!
In addition to listing your pet on the Utah Humane Society Private Pet Rehoming Site, check out these other options.