Celebrate Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

September 17, 2012 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | Category: Charity | 5 comments
Tags: adoption & rescue, charity

Simple ways to help spotlight special animals in need of homes.

Here at Zootoo, we believe that all adoptable pets are special. But some animals in need of forever homes are extra special, with qualities that make them seem "less adoptable" than others at first glance.

To spotlight the special needs of these pets and help them overcome obstacles to getting adopted, Petfinder.com celebrates Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. This year's event is taking place from Sept. 17 through Sept. 23.

All too often, the qualities that make these pets less adoptable are as simple as advanced age, behavioral issues -- such as a need to be an only pet, or intense shyness -- or medical needs such as being FIV+. However, these pets are ready to be loving companions to the right human.

Whether or not you're considering adopting a pet at the moment, you can still get involved and help spread the word about "less adoptable" pets.

Here are three easy ways to help:

If you know of someone who is interested in adopting a pet, send them to Petfinder's gallery of less adoptable pets, compiled from submissions made by Petfinder-member shelters and rescue groups across the country.

Visit Petfinder.com's Facebook page for the latest news on adoptable pets.

Contact a shelter or rescue group near you to find out if they have any pets who are having a hard time finding a home -- and ask what you can do to help.

How do rescue groups and shelters in your area help less adoptable pets? What would you do to help promote these special needs animals? Tell us below!

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Roger J.
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Roger J.
2 years ago

My wife and can seem to see eye to eye on the subject of adoption. She feels that if you get a young puppy that the dog will have a better chance of bonding with the family and I say that it does not matter what the age is if you give the dog all of the love and attention that they need the bonding will come. We presently live in an apartment and are not allowed pets but we are in the process of purchasing a house as we are raising our grandson and we both feel that a dog would be just right for him now. I am sure that I will win out and be able to adapt an senior citizen like me. I will just have to give in a let my wife get a puppy compromise isn't that what its all about?

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