Our Pets Are Our Families

Facing the decision to rehome your pet is difficult, and life can be full of situations beyond our control. Nashville Humane Association is here to provide resources to help you keep your pet at home or, as a managed admission facility, which does allow for us to schedule in-takes as our census and program allows.

Families considering rehoming their pet are first given the opportunity to connect with our Community Resource Coordinator regarding their pet’s challenges. Our goal is to preserve the human-animal bond by providing families with sustainable resources that will assist families with removing difficult barriers of pet ownership. Additionally, we have a Directory of Resources to help pets and pet-owning families with access to resources available to them.
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Before You Rehome: There’s a Resource for That!

There are many common challenges which leave pet owners feeling like they’re flying without a net. The good news? You’re not alone. Nashville Humane (and others) have resources available to help keep your furry family members in their home where they belong!

Moving?

The most common reason people surrender their animals is due to moving to a place where they can’t take their pets. Many people consider surrendering because they are unsure how to go about finding pet-friendly housing, how to travel with their pets or how to help them adjust to a new home. We have a Directory of Resources with tips on how to move with your pet, a directory of pet-friendly residences, etc.

New Baby?

Having a new baby is a big, life-changing event for everyone in the household, including your pet! That said, there are millions of families every day who are learning to integrate a new baby into their current family unit. For great tips on successfully integrating your baby into a home with your pet, click here! Or check out our Directory of Resources for tips on dogs and human family relationships.

Behavior Problems?

One of the most common reasons people want to rehome an animal is if their pet is displaying undesirable behavior. Many unwanted animal behaviors can be corrected, enabling pets to successfully remain in the family. We owe it to them to exhaust all the options. Before attempting to surrender your animal, consider other options or training solutions, Nashville Humane has options and resources available as well. Check out our Pet Support page for options, or reach out to our Community Resource Coordinator to discuss vouchers, grants, options that may be available to you.

Pet Allergies?

One of the most common reasons people want to rehome an animal is if their pet is displaying undesirable behavior. Many unwanted animal behaviors can be corrected, enabling pets to successfully remain in the family. We owe it to them to exhaust all the options. Before attempting to surrender your animal, consider other options or training solutions, Nashville Humane has options and resources available as well. Check out our Pet Support page for options, or reach out to our Community Resource Coordinator to discuss vouchers, grants, options that may be available to you.

Military?

Are you in the military? Going on deployment? Check out our Directory of Resources for options like PACT for Animals or Dogs on Deployment. These non-profit organizations help active military and reservists who may have pet challenges find an online network of services including fosters and volunteers who board pets during service commitments.

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