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Petco Foundation

We know that sometimes it’s just not possible to keep a pet. Before making the decision to surrender, please consider all of your options. Learn more about alternatives to surrendering your pet including other re-homing options.

Finding a new home for your pet can be stress-free for you and your pet. The Petco Foundation has created a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet from your home directly to another. 


Rehoming Pets

Rehome by Adopt-A-Pet

Free, easy, online service to post your pet, accept adoption applications, meet adopters and more.

Humane Society of Utah, Pet Retention Program

Intended to provide assistance and resources to pet owners who wish to keep their pet(s) but are experiencing hardship.

Pet Resource Center at The Animal Foundation

Variety of online resources all in one location, including those for under-served communities and temporary placement for military.

Social Media

A great place to network with family, friends, businesses, colleagues and more. Examples include: Nextdoor, Facebook, Craigslist.


Resources for how to best handle giving up your pet. Resources for finding a home for your pet.

Ruff Haven Crisis Center

Additional resources for rehoming. Ruff Haven also offers temporary fostering to families in need.

Online Resources

Pet Behavior Library

Solving pet behavior problems

Helpful Handouts

Helpful handouts for pet adopters,
owners & educators

Pet Tips

Visit the humane society site.


Visit the humane society cats page.

Cat Behavior Associates

Visit the cat behavior associates site.

Living with Kids and Dogs

Learn how to live with kids and dogs.

Local Resources

Animal Behavior and Training

Learn more about animal behavior and training through the Humane Society of Utah.

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