I’m a last-minute arrival to the party but still want to help spread the word for Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week (September 19-25), the latest challenge for Be the Change for Pets. The good news is that you can adopt a “less adoptable” pet any old time; you don’t need this week to get you into gear. The goal, according to BlogPaws, is to “help homeless pets who often get overlooked.” I prefer to think of it as Dr. V does from Pawcurious – Adopt a Seriously Adoptable Pet Week. After all, just because a pet is older, doesn’t get along with other pets, or has a medical condition doesn’t mean it isn’t a great pet. It’s simply harder for shelters and rescues to find home for these types of gals and guys so that’s why Be the Change for Pets is getting the word out about them.
First I want to tell you about a great Boston Terrier I found on Petfinder named Cindy Lane. At nine years old she’s a senior gal but what she lacks in youth she makes up for with her golden personality. She was surrendered by her owner when the husband went into a nursing home and the wife could no longer take care of Cindy Lane on her own. Cindy Lane is being taken care of at Pets Miracle Network in Wright, Kansas and has been there since August 24, 2009, that’s 366 days as of today. Spring this girl from the shelter! She is litter box trained and good with other dogs until they come close to her crate. Give her a nice comfortable home to live out the rest of her days. Read more about Cindy Lane on her Petfinder listing.
This next pet is from my favorite local animal shelter (right here in Denver, CO), MaxFund Animal Adoption Center. This sweetie pie is a Beagle named Scoobie. He was found wandering and no one came to claim him so the folks at MaxFund are taking care of him until he finds his forever folks. Why is dear Scoobie less adoptable? Because he’s an adult, estimated at 8-10 years old and has an adrenal gland disorder called Cushings Syndrome that requires daily medication. Don’t worry, Cushings Syndrome is not life threatening so Scoobie will be A-ok as long as he gets his medicine. Scoobie’s an easygoing pooch who likes to nap in the shade and get love from his people. Adopt this local legend and make him the happiest dog in Denver! Read more about him on his Petfinder listing.
Finally, we’ll wrap up this love fest with a few reasons why “less adoptable” pets are so great, courtesy of Petfinder.
- 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!
Good luck and happy pet hunting. If you adopt a less adoptable pet (or any old pet at all), send Hamlet and me an email and we’ll be sure to post your story right here on GE&H!