Due to a shortage of foster carers, we usually offer to assist with rehoming your beagle by advertising him/her on our website and social media pages (referred to as a ‘Private Rehoming‘). Where a current owner is willing and able to continue to care for their dog while they look for a new home, we encourage them to do so. Not only does this mean that the person making decisions for the dog is the one who knows them best, it creates less disruption for the dog (who does not need to go through a foster home before finding their permanent home), and it also allows us to keep the small number of foster homes we have available for dogs who do not currently have a safe place to wait out finding their new home.
Under a private rehoming listing, your beagle will remain in your care while they look for their new home. You will field all enquiries and make all decisions regarding who adopts him/her. We are here to help in any way we can if you have questions along the way. Once you have settled on your dog’s new home, you and their new owner must complete a ‘Change of ownership’ together (either by paper form or online via the NSW Pet Registry). We recommend all dogs go to their new home on a ‘trial basis’ at first and recommend the trial period be at least 30 days, whereby if things don’t work out within the specified time, the dog is returned to thei original owner who would again seek to find their new home. We recommend owners do not submit the change of ownership form to council until the rehoming is confirmed at the end of the trial period.
We recommend owners make a list of ‘must haves’, ‘nice to haves’ and ‘absolutely nots’ for their dog’s new home and that they refer to that list when talking to prospective new owners about their dog. This may help people assess which family they think will be the best fit for their dog.
Rehoming Fees: While many people say they do not want any money to rehome their dog, as an organisation we are supportive of reasonable rehoming fees and believe those seeking to add a new dog to their family should expect to pay a reasonable amount to rehome a new dog. Reasonable rehoming fees are one way to reinforce that all lives have value. It also asks something of an upfront commitment from the dog’s new family. We can provide guidance on what the fee might be, based on the adoption fee we would charge for a dog of similar age/condition. It is entirely at the owner’s discretion as to whether to ask a rehoming fee and to set the amount of the fee. We do not stipulate a fee must be charged or what the amount may be.
Please note we request a modest donation of $20 for this service. If you would like to go ahead, please complete our rehoming form by clicking the button. Please provide as much detail and context in the rehoming form as possible – this not only helps us accurately assess the suitability of your dog for listing as a private rehoming. We also use your responses in the form as the basis to build your dog’s bio for our website. The more information you can give people from the outset, the more easily potential new owners can make an initial assessment of whether the dog will be a good fit for their family.
When we have reviewed your form, we will contact you to discuss it.