Skip to content

Rehoming your Senior Pet

Old Dogs New Digs can assist you when rehoming your senior dog (or cat!) becomes necessary.  We network on your behalf, through social media, Petfinder, and our contacts.  Patience and communication are key as it takes time to find the right home (and a lot of back and forth!).  We work closely with you to ensure the new home is a good match.  Please note that, unfortunately, Old Dogs New Digs does not have the resources to assist in rehoming dogs who have complicated behavioral issues, aggressiveness or bite histories.  If you’re not sure, you can still reach out and we will let you know if we are able to help on a case by case basis.

 Things we’ll need from you –
  1. Information about your dog or cat.
  2. Current health records, including rabies and distemper vaccinations as well as a [negative] heartworm test.
  3. Photos of your pet.

Once we have a prospective new owner, we’ll connect you so that you may decide whether you’d like to proceed with the rehoming.  An ODND volunteer will complete a vet reference check and home visit unless you’d prefer to do that yourself.

If partnering with us through the above process is not possible, we may be able to help by contacting one of our shelter partners (please note this option is only available to Maine residents).  The shelter might be able to take ownership of your dog, and if so, we’d try to find a suitable foster home so your dog doesn’t need to spend much time at the shelter.   For Colorado residents, dogs remain in the current home during the rehoming process.

Email with the subject line “Rehome Inquiry” for more information or to start the process. Please be sure to check your SPAM folder for our reply — our emails sometimes end up there!