If your pet is healthy, please see the list below for some tips in rehoming.

If your pet is in need of medical attention, or showing signs of illness, stress, or you are unsure of your animals health please contact us immediately. There are many animals that can make full recoveries when medical attention and corrections to care are provided in time. Don’t wait too long to get help! Call us at 760-440-5342

20729502_1296875503757656_6718829836809451746_nThere are a number of reasons a pet may need to be rehomed. If you are no longer able to care for your animal, please be diligent in finding a good home for your pet.

Here are a few ways to make sure you can find a safe new home for your beloved pet.

1. Ask family members and friends if they would like to adopt your animal(s). This is always the best case scenario. Your pet goes to someone you trust and you’re able to stay in touch with them after they are adopted!

2. Since we live, sleep and breathe reptiles, Ramona Reptile Rescue has contact with hundreds of reptile lovers all over the world. In some cases we can connect you with someone looking to adopt the exact animal you need to rehome. Please email us at RamonaReptileRescue@gmail.com for more information.

3. Pet stores might be able to help you out. They can accept a relinquished animal, or in some cases can buy the animal from you. The reptile is put through quarantine and sold with a clean bill of health when ready. LLL Reptile is my first recommendation, as they specialize in reptiles and amphibians.

4. Post to local groups on Facebook that your pets are available for adoption. Always charge a rehoming fee. In most cases you will never be able to recoup the amount of money spent on your animal, so asking for too much could scare away suitable families. Ask for a reasonable amount based on the type of pet, its health, age and level of care needed. On the other side of things, asking too little can put your animal at risk of being adopted by someone that cant afford to supply them with proper care. There is no black and white amount to charge, but calling pet stores or speaking with breeders can help you set an ideal dollar amount on your animal, helping to ensure it is placed with a suitable new owner.

5. ┬áIf you are still having trouble finding your pet a new home, your final step could be to call a local rescue and explain how you’ve been unable to locate a new family for your pet thus far. If they cannot accept your animal, they might be able to point you in the direction of a person or place that can help.

Some things to remember when trying to find a new home for your pet:

– Always try to find the very best home for your pet. Test the new owner on their knowledge of the specific type of animal to make sure they can provide proper care and housing.

– Always include all supplies to the new owner, including the enclosure the animal currently lives in, and any food and supplements.

– Always charge a rehoming fee when advertising on public sites.

– Let the new owner know about any special care over and above what the typical species requires, so that there are no surprises down the road. (If your animal has a specific medical condition, for example.)

– Make sure that the new owner knows it’s ok to contact you if any questions or concerns arise. You might also want to stay in touch for updates on how your pet is doing in their new home.