Let’s Be the Change for Pets!
This week is Petfinder.com’s Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, a week dedicated to spotlighting those pets that are most often overlooked in shelters. It’s all about getting people to take a second glance — and give a second chance — to those pets whose only crime is being a little older, the “wrong” color, or otherwise “less adoptable” — but who have just as much love to give.
So BlogPaws Be the Change for Pets and I are taking up the cause for the next Be the Change Challenge! We’re spreading the word about the many great adoptable pets who sit in shelters for weeks, months, and even years waiting for their forever home while the cute and cuddly kittens and puppies get snapped right up.
Who are these “less adoptable” pets? According to a survey of Petfinder member shelters and rescues the hardest to adopt out pets are senior or older pets, those with health problems (even minor ones), victims of breed prejudice (like Pit Bulls), shy pets, and those that need to be only pets. But that’s not all! A lot of people overlook black and brindle dogs and cats as well. (Not convinced? Check Why Less Adoptable Pets Rule.) So next time you or a friend are looking to adopt, give these pets a second chance, a little more time and you never know, a less adoptable pet might just be the purrr-fect pet adoption for you!
Meet Toffee. Toffee is a super sweet and friendly Golden Retriever/Chow mix. He’s a senior citizen, probably around 9 years old, and the poor guy has spent most of his life living on a chain. He’d been neglected and had no food or water when he was picked up by animal control. We’d like to find him a good home where he can live out his golden years in comfort and the love of his new family.
Toffee is available for adoption through the Humane Society of Greater KC. For more information and how to apply to adopt Toffee, please go to