Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To find another home for (an animal); place with another owner.

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  • verb transitive To find a new home for (especially of pets).

Etymologies

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re- +‎ home

Examples

  • Don't tell the Craigslist poster who was looking to "rehome" a recently hatched emu that there are ostrich burger seekers out there in Balteemore!

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  • Don't tell the Craigslist poster who was looking to "rehome" a recently hatched emu that there are ostrich burger seekers out there in Balteemore!

    Blog updates

  • Don't tell the Craigslist poster who was looking to "rehome" a recently hatched emu that there are ostrich burger seekers out there in Balteemore!

    Blog updates

  • Don't tell the Craigslist poster who was looking to "rehome" a recently hatched emu that there are ostrich burger seekers out there in Balteemore!

    Blog updates

  • Don't tell the Craigslist poster who was looking to "rehome" a recently hatched emu that there are ostrich burger seekers out there in Balteemore!

    Blog updates

  • Don't tell the Craigslist poster who was looking to "rehome" a recently hatched emu that there are ostrich burger seekers out there in Balteemore!

    Blog updates

  • For animal lovers who are active in organizations that rescue, care for and rehome abandoned pets, it's a way of life they aren't willing to sacrifice.

    Dr. Karen Becker: Would You Choose Your Pet Over Your Partner?

  • But finding him an appropriate home -- the last stage in our "rescue, rehab, rehome" mission -- seemed to take forever.

    Gary Weitzman, DVM: Encore's Long Road to Recovery

  • For animal lovers who are active in organizations that rescue, care for and rehome abandoned pets, it's a way of life they aren't willing to sacrifice.

    Dr. Karen Becker: Would You Choose Your Pet Over Your Partner?

  • For animal lovers who are active in organizations that rescue, care for and rehome abandoned pets, it's a way of life they aren't willing to sacrifice.

    Dr. Karen Becker: Would You Choose Your Pet Over Your Partner?

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  • (verb) the act of finding a new home for an abandoned or otherwise unwanted pet, say, a kitten. "The kittens were so cute that all of them were rehomed within an hour of arriving." (This, from my local paper – what DO they teach them in sub-editor school?)

    October 16, 2008

  • I have a friend who volunteers for a no-kill shelter and tells me about trying to find forever homes for dogs rescued from puppy mills.

    September 19, 2010