Rehoming Assistance

A woman handing pet in kennel to another lady.

We’re Here to Help

We have several programs in place designed to help you keep your pet instead of surrendering them to a shelter. We believe that no one should have to rehome or surrender a pet that they love dearly because of financial hardship. We host low-cost events for vaccines, flea and heartworm preventatives, and spay/neuter regularly and also offer a monthly Pet Pantry event with free pet supplies! Learn more about these low-cost programs here or call the shelter at 281-554-1377 to discuss options to help you keep your pet. If you are in need of pet-friendly housing options, especially for “bully type” breeds, visit My Pit Bull is Family.

While our goal is to help you resolve the problems you are experiencing so that you can keep your pet, we understand that there are circumstances that may not allow you to do so. There are many homeless animals in the community that need shelter and care. For owned pets, the animal shelter should be a last resort for rehoming.

Rehoming a Pet

Rehoming a pet directly from your home to their new home has many benefits!

  • Even the Best of Shelters Can’t Compare to a Loving Home 

    • An animal shelter is a stressful environment for any animal, but especially for owned pets. While we have a wonderful new facility and a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, this cannot compare to the love and security a pet receives at home.
  • Find a Perfect Fit

    • No one knows your pet like you do! Who better to find your pet the best possible new home than you? By rehoming your pet, potential new owners have the opportunity to learn more details about your pet than a shelter is able to provide – from favorite snacks & activities to medical histories & experiences! 
  • Save Space in the Shelter for Those Most in Need

    • League City Animal Care receives an average of 2,000 homeless animals annually, many that are in desperate need of care, medical attention, or shelter. As a no-kill community, we work hard to save the lives of the animals that enter our doors, but we cannot do it alone. Rehoming a pet without surrendering to the shelter helps our organization ensure that shelter is available for those most in need – those who are lost, displaced, homeless, injured, or sick. 
  • Stay in Touch! 

    • Pet caregivers who rehome a pet directly often stay in touch with the pet’s new family – receiving updates, photos, or even meeting for play dates! When a pet is surrendered to a shelter, the staff are not able to provide you with any details on the new home or contact information for the adopter. Rehoming a pet yourself allows you and the adopter to decide if you’d like to remain in contact. 

Get started with our Home to Home Program.

Still have questions about rehoming a pet? Email RehomeAPet@LeagueCityTX.gov