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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week!

Although orange may be the new black, at least on TV, all black dogs and cats still have a more difficult time with adoption than their counter-parts with lighter colors or different markings. And according to the latest shelter research, although dogs and cats with special needs rank high on the less adoptable list, the absolute hardest pets to place are seniors. What about all that wisdom they've accumulated and are eager to share?

These scary statistics are what gave our friends at Petfinder.com a call to action, and in 2009, they launched the first-ever "Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week", now an annual event  held during the last full week of September. And you guessed it, that's this week, September 23- September 29, 2013!

Dog Time Media and Cat Time Media are also adding their heft to this week's festivities and will be featuring less adoptable pets from around the country all this week on their Save A Dog and Save ACat Facebook pages.

Won't you join in and encourage your friends and family to adopt a "less adoptable" dog or cat this week? And if you're on social media, why not take a second and give a few of these less adoptables  a shout-out-they'll certainly appreciate your efforts!


Peggy Frezon said...

Yes! We adopted two seniors, first 11 year old Brooks, and now Ike who is almost 7. Less adoptable dogs will pay you back in love!

Sheltie Times said...

That's so odd. I know so many people including us, who have black dogs. I never gave it a second thought. I had a specific breed I wnated, but color really wasn't an issue for me. I can't imagine my beautiful Katy as anything but the beautiful tri-color Sheltie she is and wouldn't trade her in for a Merle or a Sable.

I have several other friends and neighbors all with black dogs, so while I accept the stats, I just find it hard to believe it matters so much to people.

Unknown said...

We have never understood the black thing, We wish all those looking for forever homes good luck. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

GizmoGeodog said...

My heart goes out to seniors...so many have done nothing wrong, just outlived their owners and are doomed to spend their last days alone or their lives ended prematurely...so very sad

Duke said...

Mom says that seniors are the sweetest and the BEST ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

It isn't a dog/cat but I adopted a special needs rabbit this week. He was rescued from an abusive situation; someone kicked him in his face making him need jaw surgery and have his teeth removed. So I need to dice up his food. I don't mind though :)

Sagira said...

Hope lots of pups and cats find homes.

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