Petfinder’s Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week: Adopt A New Fur-Baby!

This upcoming week in September is a very special week for certain rescue pets… and for Petfinder, the renowned national website that is a database and houses thousands upon thousands of pet rescues and animal rescuers.

Sometimes, certain animals in shelters, foster homes and rescues have a harder time getting adopted. It might be because of their color; it might be because of their timid temperament; it may be for medical reasons; it may even be because people just judge a book by its cover and don’t give the animal a chance.

Regardless, these are known as “less adoptable pets.”

So Petfinder is once again putting the spotlight on all those pets that have the hardest time getting placed from September 17-23 with Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week.

The famous animal rescue website has a record number of adoptable “less adoptables” in its gallery this year … nearly 1,000 shelter-nominated pets who are having a hard time getting homes.

In fact, this year they did a survey of Petfinder shelters and rescue groups and found out that these “less-adoptables” are likely to spend nearly four times longer than the average pet waiting for a home – sometimes as long as two years!

So this year I’m joining Petfinder like I do every year in telling everyone who will listen just how special a special-needs pet can be.

I hope you’ll join us in sharing this important message.

Here’s what you can find on Petfinder for Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week this year (here’s the home page for Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet):

  1. A gallery of nearly 1,000 shelter-nominated “less-adoptable” pets.
  2. 2012 SURVEY: Find out which pets shelters have the hardest time placing and how long they stay in shelters.
  3. Fast facts and resources for adopting a “less-adoptable” pet.
  4. Widgets, graphics and badges to help you promote Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.

Help a “less adoptable” pet find a home… Share a pet from Petfinder’s Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week slideshow today: http://www.petfinder.com/lessadoptablepetweek.

And if you can, get out there and either volunteer or adopt a new fur baby for yourself. Don’t forget to do your research first on an animal, prepare your home, prepare your other pets or persons in the household, etc. For more information on bringing a new pet into a household, see this article.

Adopt a new pet now during Petfinder’s Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week, September 17-23! Get a black cat; get a senior dog! Just adopt one!

3 Responses to “Petfinder’s Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week: Adopt A New Fur-Baby!”

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  2. TD@curtin says:

    i recently did some research on dog shelters and you’re right about the problems with less adoptable pets. Its sad that people go right past them looking for a perfect little animal to take home. Its great that you’re bringing some attention to this.

  3. By HnD says:

    I have a black cat.I adopted him.His name is Tango. He is so handsome.Love him.(His picture http://petijo.com/pin/244554)

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