Our primary focus is on finding homes for animals in the overcrowded shelters of Brazoria County.
Gulf Coast STARS is unable to assist with rehoming. The following resources may be helpful for rehoming.
Articles & Websites
First, read these informative articles:
If your dog is purebred or looks like they might be, try contacting a breed rescue organization. Many of these groups will allow you to post your dog’s picture on their website. Follow this link for the American Kennel Club’s list of breed rescue groups.
No-kill shelters in Texas: http://www.nokillnetwork.org/d/Texas
Breed Rescues in Texas: http://dog.rescueshelter.com/Texas
Ask family and friends first!
Post on your Facebook Page – ask your friends to Share, Share, Share!!!
Newspapers (Southern Brazoria County):
Spay/neuter your pet before rehoming – a must!
Ask for a rehoming fee
Take good photos
Interview prospective adopters on the phone before setting up a home visit. Ask for veterinarian information and personal references. You have the right to say “no” to potential adopters if you don’t feel like they are a good fit. If you are satisfied with the phone interview, set up a home visit at their home. Take the pet with you, and do not go alone. Watch how they and their existing pets interact with yours.
If the potential adopter rents, contact the landlord to make sure they have permission to have pets and confirm they have paid any required pet deposits before transferring the pet to them.