What the heck is a rehoming fee?

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Joined: 04/01/2005 - 1:01am
What the heck is a rehoming fee?

I like looking at pet ads online and in the papers. I noticed lately, people are giving away free pets, with a 25 to 50 dollar rehoming fee. If am taking a pet that someone no longer want, shouldn't they pay me?

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Joined: 10/06/2004 - 12:01am
In many cases, it's not

In many cases, it's not permissible to sell pets, particularly on sites like Craigslist. The "rehoming" fee, or "adoption" fee, is a way of dealing with that prohibition, at least on that site.

Last seen: 3 years 5 months ago
Joined: 05/08/2006 - 10:52am
A lot of people also call

A lot of people also call this an "adoption fee". Others look at this re-homing fee as a way to recover some of the costs of shots and getting the pet fixed.

Last seen: 6 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 03/07/2007 - 10:51am
Some people do this as a way

Some people do this as a way to discourage the very casual adoptee acting on impulse, by giving the pet some value, in the thought it will be better cared for. Also it is to discourage those who sell the pets to labs, or dog fighters for example. And, there still those fools unfortunately, who will take free animals to only torture or abuse them.

An acceptable counter, is to offer to pay theasking "rehoming" fee to a local shelter.

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