Courtesy Posts

Courtesy Posting on our website (and all adoption sites linked to it) is available for animals who are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and meet our adoptability criteria. This service is helpful for caretakers who want to have a voice in the process of screening applicants and who are willing to keep their pet in the home until a new home is found. Courtesy posts will remain visible on our website for up to 30 days.

The owner will screen and adopt the animal out on their own, and it is up to the caretakers if they want to charge a re-homing fee. To have your pet listed, please complete the form below.

* When uploading pictures, please provided full (uncropped) images.

  • I understand that by withholding this information to BWAR or to an adopter, I could still be held liable for actions of my animal, post-adoption, should they cause harm or damage to a person or animal.
  • Tell us some information about your pet to help him/her get adopted – Please provide at least 5 sentences. Good things to include here are how are they with dogs/cats/kids? What is their behavior like? What are some of their favorite things? What are some of their challenges?
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Tips for a great photo – Include photos that show your pet’s full face, show their personality or interests, or show them in a relaxed state. Do not include photos that are blurry, show your pet as being stressed/scared, etc. A minimum of 3 photos are recommended.
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 128 MB.

You can scan in copies from your vet or take photos of the records and attach those. If you are having trouble or have questions, email

What we look for when screening an adopter:

Is the animal a good fit for the existing family members (people and animals) in the home?

Does the family rent or own? Is their landlord okay with them adding a pet?

Where will the animal be kept when they are not home? Where will the animal sleep?

Are their current pets well cared for/up to date with vaccines and exams?

Tips for meeting:

Once you feel comfortable with someone you should set up a meeting with them. If they have other animals it may be good to meet at a mutual place with just the person the first time, and then consider taking the animal you are re-homing to the adopter’s house to meet the other pets in the home. Some people feel more comfortable going to the adopter’s house to see where their animal is going, while some people do not feel it is necessary. We do not typically do home-checks at our organization.

If your pet is microchipped, make sure that you get all the information from the new owner. You must call the microchip company to release the animal out of your name and give them the new owners information.

We are here to help your search for a new home for your pet! Please see these tips to help your pet stand out online.