1. Make sure that your pet is healthy
Have your pet vaccinated and checked by a veterinarian. Spayed or neutered pets are more likely to be chosen by a new owner.
2. Leverage your social network
Post your pet’s photo and story and ask your friends to share it on their social streams.
3. Be transparent with potential adopters
Be prepared to share details about your pet's personality and how they get along with other pets and people. Share any medical or behavior issues your pet is experiencing so that potential new owners will have the information they need to determine if your pet would be a good fit for their family.
4. Share your expectations for your pet’s new home
Use caution when considering unknown individuals as your pet’s new owners. Hold the initial meeting in a public place and ask questions to screen potential adopters.
5. Never abandon your animal
Organizations like Humane Society will accept any animal for any reason.