In a perfect world, people would be able to take care of their dogs forever. However, there are times when a dog can’t stay with the first family that loved him. Some people live in a car to keep their pet, other people don’t see this as a viable solution. Trying to rehome a pet on Craig’s list is potentially dangerous for the pet. Sadly sometimes owner surrenders have very limited time in high kill facilities. It isn’t easy making the decision to find a new home for your pet and its even harder to find a good adopter. Luckily, Wagaroo has introduced a new program Family2Family.
From Christine Exley: “I recently co-founded wagaroo.com, a pet listing website that connects people to local, ethical sources of puppies and dogs. Our test went really well last year so now we’re developing a more user-friendly site and expanding our listing shelter/rescue friends. One of the main features of Wagaroo is our Family2Family program, where we help owners find new loving homes for their dogs. Owners can need to rehome their dogs due to a variety of reasons, such as a death in the family, financial challenges or having to move.
Lucy is a 1 year old Dalmatian/pit bull mix. She was a stray who came to live at the Oakland Animal Shelter. Her foster family took me home because my time was up at the shelter and the volunteers there knew she was very special and had a lot to offer.
Lucy loves belly rubs and cuddling on the couch with humans. She is smart and love to work for treats! She is crate trained, leashed trained and potty trained. Great with kids, Lucy is plays with other dogs once she get sto know them. Lucy loves to go for a few walks during the day and then relax at home. She would prefer to be an indoor dog because she loves being near humans. Lucy would make the perfect companion for someone who is truly looking for a best friend! She is up to date on vaccinations, spayed and micro chipped.
Mac’s owner unfortunately could not longer keep him and was about to surrender him to a shelter. However, when a friend heard about this, she immediately offered to start fostering Mac instead. Mac has been in his foster home for about 2 months and now is looking for a forever home! Mac is a sweet, well-behaved, gorgeous Lab/Staffordshire mix. He is very friendly and just adores people! He also plays well with dogs, although cats may be too tempting to chase for him. He knows how to sit (is working on longer stays!) and walks very nicely on leash. Mac is up-to-date on his shots, and would give lots of wags to join your family. This jovial and cuddly guy is as good as they get. Mac is currently in a foster home, as his owner was going to have to surrender him to a shelter. His foster mom wants to find him a good forever home instead.
Brody’s owner bought Brody from a breeder about 2 years ago. However, his owner has since discovered that his long work days leave Brody with too little attention and exercise. So, Brody’s owner is trying to find him a new loving home that can provide him with all the attention, exercise and love that Brody deserves!
Brody is a 2-year old purebred Doberman, who is great with all people and dogs – kids included! This young, goofy, and energetic guy is truly a cuddler at heart. He is also very smart – he is potty trained, crate trained, and knows sit, down, and come. Brody is also in great health and up to date on his shots.
Tank’s owner has loved him since he was a puppy that she got from a family friend. Sadly, Tank’s owner had to move in with family members due to financial circumstances, and the family members do not want Tank to stay. So, Tank’s owner is trying to find him a loving and stable new home. Tank is a friendly couch potato! He is great around kids, dogs, and even cats! He always wants to be around someone and is a cuddle bug. Even though he is 70 pounds he thinks he’s a lap dog. He loves to go to the dog park, give kisses, and receive kisses! Tank is also neutered, up-to-date on his shots, and healthy.”
If a family can no longer keep their pet, they can post him on Wagaroo where hopefully a good match will be found. The new adopters pay a $100 fee to Wagaroo, half goes to local rescues and the rest into operating costs. The original owner does not get any money which means dog flippers/puppy mills and are unlikely to be using Wagaroo. The reason they would choose to use Wagaroo is because they want their dogs to end up in a good home. Any service which helps dogs find a good home is okay in my book!
If you would like to learn more about Wagaroo, you might start with their FAQs. Follow Wagaroo on Facebook to see more adoptable dogs!
About Wagaroo: Based in the San Francisco area Wagaroo was founded to bring a simple principle to life: When it comes to getting a pet, it’s time to make it easier for people to do the right thing! No puppy mills. No backyard breeders. Just owners, rescues, responsible breeders, and shelters working together to find great homes for dogs who need them.
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What a great idea! We always need more resources for finding good furever homes. I hope they continue to grow! 🙂
Dogs N Pawz says
I’m going to have to go over and check wagaroo out! Sounds awesome!
Elena Battles says
Thank you so much for the kind comments! The response to this program has been incredible. So much so that we’re able to now offer Family2Family in all 50 states! So if you know of an owner who needs help, or a shelter that could use support in helping dogs stay out of their doors, please send them our way!
Omg, Wagaroo looks just like our newly rescued, Logan. We suspected he was Dalmatian / Pitt-Bull mix but now we know for sure! They are adorable. Twin! Did Wagaroo get adopted?