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What is Home To Home™ ?

Home To Home™ is a unique, direct-to-adopter program for pet owners looking to re-home their animals. In just a few simple steps, pets can find a loving new home without ever seeing the inside of a shelter. 


It’s FREE to use for both owners and adopters, and gives animals needing a new home the best of both worlds: their current owner can find the best fit, and their adopter can learn all about their personality and preferences first-hand. It’s a win-win for all!

There’s no place like home. Sometimes pets need a new one. We understand. Find your pet a new home, or find a new pet for your home, by visiting 


DBCHS will promote your pet to our social media followers and have a link on our website that directs potential adopters to the DBCHS Home To Home™ website.

How did it start?

After experiencing an increase in owner surrenders, Panhandle Animal Shelter in Idaho wanted to find a better way to help their community. They launched Home To Home™ in August 2016 and immediately experienced a decrease in owner surrenders, averaging a 31% decrease within the first six months. These outcomes inspired them to share this success with other shelters nationwide to save more lives.

DBCHS helped rehome more than 120 pets in its first year using the program! 


So Really, how does it work?


  1. Those looking to re-home their pet upload a photo(s) and a description of their pet on our Home To Home™ website.

  2. Once our Home To Home™ administrator approves the submission, it is published on the DBCHS Home To Home™ page as well as our Facebook page

  3. Those interested in adopting a pet from Home To Home™ contact the owner directly.

  4. The owner screens the potential adopters and decides which adopter is the best fit for their pet. 

  5. The pet never enters the shelter - saving the animal and current owner stress and the shelter space, funds, time, and resources. 

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