How do you ensure that the animal is healthy?

You can’t. Just like you can’t ensure that an animal from a shelter is healthy.  There is a presumption that animals are fully screened for health issues before being adopted out of an animal shelter. A very basic medical intake is likely administered at a shelter, but that’s really about it. Unless something is visible, shelter staff really have no idea about the health of a pet. 

If this is something that concerns you, we recommend you take your adopted pet to your local veterinarian for a wellness exam, just like your local shelter would recommend. 

In addition, we recommend that potential adopters ask the current owner about the pet’s medical history and/or vet records. In most cases, you’ll find that people who adopt via Home To Home™ are able to gain a more complete health/behavior history about their pet as they are able to directly gather this information from the current owner.




Meeting in person

When meeting people to rehome or adopt a pet, please follow your State, local and Federal gov. guidelines and regulations, in addition to the CDC guidelines for social distancing and proper sanitation.

We encourage you to take precautions when meeting with people. Use outdoor meeting places, wear protective gear, like a mask, gloves and glasses, wash hands and follow social distancing guidelines.

Sample Rehoming Agreement

Pet Rehoming Agreement

This agreement documents the transfer of ownership of the pet named (_______________________), from the Rehoming Family (_____________________________) to the Adopting Family (_____________________________), located at this address (_____________________________). The agreement shall remain in effect for the life of the pet, or until the return of the pet to the Rehoming Family.

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