The ASPCA has several recommendations:
- Find a friend, relative or neighbor to temporarily foster your pet until you are in a better financial position.
- If you lose your home and must move, obtain written permission from your new landlord stating that your particular pet is welcome before you sign a lease.
If you have no other option than to give up your pet, research local shelters and rescues to find the organization that can best care for your particular pet. When you leave your pet, provide his medical records, behavioral information, a favorite blanket or toy and any other information that will help him find a new home.