Roanoke Valley SPCA introduces new ‘home to home Rehoming Service’ for southwest Virginia pets

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Sometimes, pet parents cannot care for their furry friends anymore, whether due to living arrangements, age, or something else. The Roanoke Valley SPCA has introduced a new program to make sure these people still have a say in their furry friends’ future families.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA’s free home-to-home Rehoming Service allows local guardians to manage their pets’ placements at other responsible, loving homes.

In addition, this service lets pet parents avoid relinquishing their animals to a shelter, which not only leaves more shelter space for other pets in need, but also helps pets who struggle to adjust to such a new environment.

According to the shelter, the Rehoming Service is available for pets in Alleghany, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Montgomery, and Roanoke counties; the City of Salem; and the Town of Vinton.

“We want to keep pets and people together, but we also recognize that there are circumstances that owners face which necessitate a pet being rehomed,” said Denise Hayes, Chief Executive Officer of the Roanoke Valley SPCA. “We hope this new platform helps to ease the transition for pets being rehomed and also results in less pets being relinquished to the shelter.”

If you are looking to adopt, you will not be limited to the pets currently housed at the Roanoke Valley SPCA. You can also check out the shelter’s Rehoming Gallery, click on the pet photos, and learn more about the animal, as well as how to contact the current guardian to ask questions or set up a meet and greet.

Anyone looking to rehome a pet using the new Rehoming Service is asked to contact Program Manager, Ruth Pierce, by emailing rpierce@rvspca.org or calling (540) 339-9506.

For more information on the Rehoming Service at the Roanoke Valley SPCA, follow this link.

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