This week is Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week! PetFinder.com has devoted September 17-21 to the animals in shelters that sometimes need a little extra help finding their forever homes. These animals include:
Special Needs Pets: An animal that’s blind or has another special need is capable of giving just as much love as any other pet.
Senior Pets: For busy families, a mature dog might be a better fit than a puppy that requires a huge time and training commitment.
Pit Bulls: Consider letting one of these pups prove that a good dog sometimes has an unfortunate bad reputation.
Large Black Dogs: Unfortunately, these dogs don’t always stand out as much as they should in a dreary shelter setting.
Black cats: Find out how lucky you’ll feel with a loyal feline companion!
When given the chance, an animal considered “less adoptable” can make a loyal, loving companion. Perks of adopting any animal from a shelter instead of purchasing one include a reasonable adoption fee and a shelter staff that’s usually committed to matching the right animal with the right family. Not to mention, choosing to adopt means saving a life.
Of course, bringing a new pet into your home is a serious commitment. So if you’re not ready to adopt just yet, there are still other ways you can help. Donating time or pet supplies to a shelter is a great way to support animals in need. You can also spread the word about Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week by sharing VetDepot’s infogrpahic!