This just in! Actually, Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week started Sunday, September 19, so I am two days late getting this out, but I thought it was too important to miss! What a fun lead in to Nebraska Humane Society’s Walk for the Animals this coming Sunday, September 26! Check out Nebraska Humane Society’s “Special Needs Adoptions” section to meet Lilly, a beautiful cat looking for a forever home.
Being a typical vet (and pet lover in general, I suppose), our own home consists of a goofy assortment of rescues and randoms, none of whom I would trade for anything! Hmm…I just realized all of our current rescues (Piggy the Guinea Pig, Ebony the Lab Mix, Noodle the Poodle and Joy the Puppy) are black, which is sometimes a difficult color of pet to adopt out! I think they are all absolutely gorgeous…I would have chosen them “on purpose” if I could have!
Joy The Puppy-You are right, Dr. V, black pets ARE more difficult to photograph, but when they turn out, the pictures are gorgeous!
Thank you “Be the Change for Pets” for letting me post this next part word-for-word! You can too if you would like to repost it on your website!
“This week is Petfinder.com‘s Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, a week dedicated to spotlighting those pets that are most often overlooked in shelters. It’s all about getting people to take a second glance — and give a second chance — to those pets whose only crime is being a little older, the “wrong” color, or otherwise “less adoptable” — but who have just as much love to give.
So BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets and I are taking up the cause for the next Be the Change Challenge! We’re spreading the word about the many great adoptable pets who sit in shelters for weeks, months, and even years waiting for their forever home while the cute and cuddly kittens and puppies get snapped right up.
So who are these “less adoptable” pets? According to a survey of Petfinder member shelters and rescues the hardest to adopt out pets are senior or older pets, those with health problems (even minor ones), victims of breed prejudice (like Pit Bulls), shy pets, and those that need to be only pets. But that’s not all! A lot of people overlook black and brindle dogs and cats as well. (Not convinced? Check Why Less Adoptable Pets Rule.)
So next time you or a friend are looking to adopt, give these pets a second chance, a little more time and you never know, a less adoptable pet might just be the purrr-fect pet adoption for you!
The last Be the Change Challenge raised over 50,000 lbs of pet food and supplies for pets in need. Now let’s get together and raise the bar for less adoptable pets!”