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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Adpot-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

I would like to thank Bocci & his person Joan for suggesting this post.  We were going to do a guest-post situation, but with time constraints and my mom persons addled-confusion brain we're just posting it here.

Bocci

Go check out Bocci & his great site, Bocci's Beefs and say howdy!


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. So many shelter pets are overlooked because they are the wrong color, because they are senior pets, or because they have special needs.


These pets have so much love to give and are just looking for their forever home.


So BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets and I are taking up the cause for the Be the Change Challenge!


So who are these "less adoptable" pets? According to a survey of Petfinder membershelters 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.


Here are just a few reasons to love "special" pets:
• Older pets are mellower - you don't have to worry about your lamp getting knocked over!
• Physically challenged pets are often unaffected by their handicap - but you still look like a hero!
• With "bad reputation" breeds, you get the chance to prove people wrong with your great dog!
• Dark-furred pets make it easy to accessorize - black goes with everything!
• Pets with behavioral issues allow you to form a tight bond as you overcome obstacles together!
• Big dogs are easier to find when it's time to go to the vet!

I'd like to show you Deputy, he's a terrier mix who is considered special needs because he can't be with children under 12.  He's only a year old and he get overlooked because he has the crazy-hypers.


He will be a great forever friend to someone who has time to train him and teach him how to be a good pup.  How many of us had the crazy-hypers when we were little?  I know I did.  Deputy is available from the Michigan Humane Society.


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!


I'm also posting this link to the BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets Facebook Page.

At the end of the week, Be the Change for Pets will tabulate everyone's blog posts, Tweets and Facebook shares so we can see our global impact!

Want to help? Draft your own Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week blog post, use a LAPW template, share a less adoptable pet with friends, or even put an Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week pet search widget on your Web site.

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!

9 comments:

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Deputy is a cutie! We hope he finds a furrever home furry soon! Our mom said she had a crazy~hyper woofie when she was young too!

mayziegal said...

This is a Most Wonderful postie and I luved all your reasons for adopting a less adoptable! I sure hope Deputy finds his Most Perfect Home That Ever Was real soon. He most definitely looks like he could use a job. I bet he would be GREAT at agility!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Bocci said...

Thanks so much for doing this post! It was really my Parental Unit who was having a problem with her brain working today:-)

I'm sure Deputy will thank you too!

Your buddy,
Bocci

Bocci said...

Thanks so much for doing this post! It was really my Parental Unit who was having a problem with her brain working today:-)

I'm sure Deputy will thank you too!

Your buddy,
Bocci

Bocci said...

Thanks so much for doing this post! It was really my Parental Unit who was having a problem with her brain working today:-)

I'm sure Deputy will thank you too!

Your buddy,
Bocci

littlemissjackie said...

Hi Oskar and Pam! Deputy sure is a handsome boy and I bet he would be lots of fun to play with! I'm sure there's an energetic mom or dad or family out there who would be perfect for him! (Mom wears a lot of black clothes and she says black furs do go with everything!) Thanks for posting!

The Island Cats said...

We sure hope Deputy finds that furever home...he sure deserves it!!

Bocci said...

Oops! I'm so sorry:-) I thought the comment wasn't going through!

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy thinks older pups and kitties make the BEST pets. After all, most of us were dumpers and found our new house all on our own.

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