1. Before you decide
Alternatives to consider before giving up your dog
We understand that there are many reasons owners consider giving up their dogs.
Those could be allergy issues, dog behaviour problems, financial concerns, a house move, illness or worries around pregnancy.
These issues don’t necessarily mean you’ll need to give up your dog, though. We have advice and information to help you think through your options.
Finding an alternative
We always advise owners to consider the other options before deciding to give up their dog.
Try our advice tool to explore if there are any alternatives that could help both of you.
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Freedom, our dog fostering service offering support for people escaping domestic abuse.
Discover how we support dog owners experiencing homelessness or in housing crisis.
We’re here to support dogs and their owners however we can during this difficult time.
I’m thinking about selling my dog or giving them to a friend
If you sell your dog through a website, you won’t know for sure where your dog is going, who’s looking after them, and whether they’ll be loved and cared for. They could even end up in the hands of irresponsible breeders or being exploited at a puppy farm.
If we can take …...