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Home To Home

At Regional Animal Services of King County, we do our best to ensure pets have the best possible stay here with us at the Pet Adoption Center. However, despite our efforts, shelters are still a stressful place for most animals. That's why we've partnered with Home To Home™. Home To Home allows pets to find new homes without ever having to enter the shelter.

We understand that needing to find a new home for a pet is sometimes a difficult reality. Home To Home allows pet guardians to find the best fit for their pet and provides the opportunity for adopters to know all about the pet's personality and preferences first-hand from the original guardian.

Home To Home is free for both guardians and adopters, and helps keep pets out of shelters through direct home placement. To learn more, visit our Home To Home page and review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Home To Home is a tool to rehome animals through direct home placement. Pet guardians needing to rehome a pet can post the animal on the Home to Home website and be contacted by interested adopters. They can share all of the information about the animal with the person directly - the pet's likes, dislikes, personality, and quirks. This is a win-win for all involved, as the pet does not have to go through the stress of the shelter system, the current guardian can find a best fit for the pet, and the new adopter can learn about their new pet in detail first-hand.

To break it down, Home To Home is a rehoming website for owners who need to surrender their pets, which can include dogs, cats, and other animals. Those needing to rehome pets can easily register and fill out a brief profile, upload a picture and information on their pet, and click submit. For those seeking a pet, there is a search feature. Home To Home is free to use. However, there are some rules to the site, such as no money is allowed to exchange hands. Rehoming fees don't lead to better outcomes for pets, but quality communications will.

Even the best shelters are stressful places for pets. There are lots of unfamiliar people and animals, loud noises, and strange smells. Your pet is comfortable at your home, so finding a new one through direct placement helps them put their best foot (paw) forward. Home To Home also helps adopters learn everything they can about their new pet from the current guardian. It's the best case scenario for all! Home To Home provides peace of mind for pets and pet owners by making transitions from one home into another smooth, where the love connection is never lost or broken.

Home To Home allows you to speak directly to the owner. Don't want to pay adoption fees? All pets on Home To Home are free, and no money is allowed to exchange hands. When you adopt a pet from Home To Home you are helping Regional Animal Services of King County and all pets great and small. Avoiding a shelter surrender helps reduce overcrowding in our facility and allows more resources to be available to help those animals that have no other option. You can speak directly to the owner of the pet and get full details of the animal you are interested in adopting.

Home To Home is open to all domestic and legal pet species. Have a lizard to rehome? We aren't equipped to care for their needs at the Pet Adoption Center, but Home To Home provides an opportunity for them to be advertised in the community. Home To Home helps pets stay out of shelters.

No. RASKC has not met or evaluated the pets on Home To Home and does not make any claims about their health or behavior.

Pet Information Line
206-296-7387 (PETS)

TTY Relay 711

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