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The Shelter Pet Project is a public service advertising campaign to encourage people to adopt pets from animal shelters and rescue groups. But what if you need assistance finding a new home for your own pet or pets?

We're sorry to hear you're facing this tough situation, and would like to share some resources that might help you.

Our co-sponsor, The Humane Society of the United States, has pet re-homing tips that can assist you. At that same link you'll also find resources that may allow you to keep your pet after all, such as how you can find behavior help for your cat or dog, veterinary care, or rental housing that allows pets.

The Best Friends Animal Society also has great suggestions for how to find your pet a new home on their website.

Additionally, your local shelter may participate in a program like Pets for Life, and offer resources that will help you keep your pet.

If keeping your pet is not an option, they may still be offer re-homing support such as courtesy listings on adoption websites, foster homes, allowing you to bring your pets to their adoption events, etc. As a last resort, they may be able to accept the surrender of your pet.

You can search for shelters and rescue groups in your area through The Shelter Pet Project, and contact those organizations directly to see how they might be able to assist you at this difficult time.

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