Least Adoptable Pets

Pets/Animals - Pets

By: markgordonbrown     19-Sep-2011

Introduction:

If you really want to save a live, consider adopting one of the least adoptable pets.

Senior Pets

Most people want to adopt cute kittens or playful puppies. Being an older pet means the chances of being adopted may be reduced by half. Being a senior pet means the odds of finding a new home are even worse.

Senior pets have less than a 5% chance of finding a new home. Senior pets make great companions for older people or those with quieter lifestyles who do not want a demanding younger animal.

If your lifestyle is quieter please consider adopting a senior cat or dog.

Black Pets

Black cats and black dogs are rarely adopted over more colorful pets.

What a shame that they should be unadoptable only due to color.

I myself, a goth, love black cats, but people assume that I only want to torture them. What a shame. I just like that their black fur matches my clothing!

Pets That Are Not Perfect

A dog missing a leg, a cat with only one eye. These are less than perfect pets, and are not often adopted.

People often want pets that look beautiful, in fact appearance is one of the main things people consider when adopting a pet. Shelters struggle to find homes for these not-so-cute pets.

If you have a loving home, please consider adopting a not so perfect pet.

Pit Bulls

My wife tells me the story of when she worked in an animal shelter and 2 litters of puppies were surrendered, one being a litter of Pit Bull terriers.

Although the puppies were typical playful puppies with no traces of aggression, not one was adopted and after several months all were euthanized to make way for more puppies that were being admitted to the shelter. What a shame.

If you are interested in owning a dog, and have an understanding heart, and time to train a dog, consider adopting a Pit Bull Terrier.

Special Needs Pets

Special needs pets are those with medical, or behavioral problems. These could be dogs who are diabetic, or cats with Feline Leukemia. These pets still need homes, and have love to give.

If you are an understanding owner, with time, and love to give to a special needs pet please consider adopting them too.




Final Thoughts

All pets need homes, not everyone is cut out to own these special types of pets, but hopefully everyone will consider adopting a pet from these groups when they think of getting a new pet.
Please visit Petfinder.com or your local shelter to find a less adoptable pet.


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  • bennywoo 6/18/2012

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    I have a kitty that has three of the points. I love her.

  • goodselfme 9/19/2011

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    I just adopted a kitty that fit 4 of your listed points. Realizing he was probably going to spend the rest of his life in the shelter, I rescued him to give him a good life. Any animal that comes in my home lives like a king or queen. You have a great list to follow. Thank you and h5


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