Rehoming your pet

Finding the best home for your pet

We understand that sometimes families must make the difficult decision to find a new home for their pet. Unexpected changes in our lives – such as illness, death, or relocation – can make providing for one’s pet impossible.

Register with Home to Home

Shelters can be stressful places for animals. That’s why we’ve partnered with Home to Home to provide rehoming options that help keep pets out of the shelter, reducing stress and anxiety for pets and families. Home to Home helps pet owners find the best possible home and family for their pet. It’s also beneficial for adopters, allowing them to meet adoptable pets and learn about their personalities and preferences in their home where they’re most comfortable. Home to Home is free for both pet owners and adopters.

The first step to rehoming your pet is to register them with Home to Home pet placement serviceYour pet must be listed with Home to Home for a minimum of 14 days prior to requesting additional placement assistance from HAVA. 

Visit the Home to Home listing to see other pets listed with the service and see what your pet’s listing will look like.

Surrender pet to HAVA

If your pet has been listed with Home to Home for a minimum of fourteen days and you require additional rehoming assistance, submit a surrender request. This allows us to be prepared to support you and your pet.

To submit a surrender request, please click HERE.

  • A $50 suggested donation applies when surrendering your pet. The donation helps us provide care, shelter, and food to your pet while he or she is in our care. 
  • If your animal is coming from out of state, he or she must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and proof of current Rabies vaccination. Washington State law prohibits us from accepting animals without this documentation.