Friday Free-For-All: Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week 2011

23 Sep

It’s Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week 2011, and behind that somewhat lengthy name is a really great cause that’s near and dear to my heart: finding homes for all the deserving cats and dogs who need them.

You’d like to think that every cat or dog awaiting adoption had an equal shot at finding its way to a “forever home,” but sadly, that’s nowhere close to reality. Black pets, senior pets, blind or deaf pets, banned or restricted breeds, FIV+ cats … the list goes on. All of these pets are less likely to be adopted and more likely to have an extended stay in the shelter or rescue. Petfinder.com created this week to generate awareness of this challenge and put the spotlight on these underdogs (and under-cats!) awaiting adoption.

Visit Petfinder.com this week to check out a gallery of 450 “less adoptable” pets available for adoption, check out a Blog Hop with more than 120 posts, or snag a cool animated banner of your own to spread the word. As the owner of a black, vision-impaired, senior dog and the former owner of a black cat, these actually brought a little tear to my eye.


So, if you’re a blogger and pet-lover like me, help spread the word about these gems in the “ruff,” and if you’re looking to adopt, please give these very special pets your consideration.

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6 Responses to “Friday Free-For-All: Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week 2011”

  1. Lauren September 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Love this! I will have to snag the black cat one. We have two black cats for this very reason. šŸ™‚

    • dixiejulep September 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

      I love the cat one, too. The model kitty looks so much like the cat we used to have. So cute!

  2. Lenny Mosse September 23, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

    adopting a pet is something we take very seriously. After losing Buddy, our beloved Maine coon cat several years ago, we decided it would be a nice tribute to him to adopt a cat that had a harder time being adopted. We figured an older cat, perhaps. Instead , we adopted a little (now 12 lbs., but still ,t he smallest cat we’ve ever had) one eyed grey and white cat we found online. In addition to losing an eye(nobody knows how) , he had been in and out of shelters for 2 years and was on death row when we got him. After some shaky times and ruined furniture, Joey Ramone Mosse today runs our household and keeps the other ,larger cats in line. He is the happiest, most loving and playfull cat we have ever had and makes us laugh every day with his tricks.He is constantly by our sides, demanding to be played with, petted, snuggled,loved or fed. He knows he’s got it good.
    Do yourself a favor, and adopt a hard to place animal. They’ll never forget it.

    • dixiejulep September 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

      Thank you so much for sharing your story! šŸ™‚

  3. rubelle October 13, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    i love the dog…..so sweet….

  4. Info October 18, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    Great post, We have three Cockers myself.

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