Friday, September 16, 2011

Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week

Via - Although every pet deserves a loving forever home, some animals are overlooked at shelters and rescue organizations for various reasons. Perhaps they have special needs, perhaps they're senior pets, or perhaps they belong to a breed that has an unfairly bad reputation.

Fortunately, to provide these pets with more opportunities to find homes, our friends at have helped to launch Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, taking place this year from September 17-25.

Even if you're not ready to adopt another pet, you can help to spread the word about this crucial event. has put together these valuable resources to pass along information about adoptable pets from coast to coast.

Pet lovers who are on Facebook can RSVP at the Less-Adoptable-Pet Appreciation event page, and invite your friends online to join in, too!

If you have a friend or acquaintance who is thinking about adoption, Petfinder has also compiled a special photo gallery of shelter-nominated pets who have been passed over for whatever reason.

The Petfinder main event page also has other resources, including blogger badges and special forms to search and contact rescue groups near you about less adoptable pets that may be in their shelters.

Written by ZooToo Pet News Staff
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  1. Wouldn't it be grand if all the undesirable anipals could be adopted. Since I'm black and white, I'm probably considered one of those too, yet M says I'm the sweetest boy ever.

  2. Me too Mario! I am big, I shed alot, I don't mind and could NEVER be trusted off-leash outside of a confined area. The sad thing is Malamute pups are adorable, but we quickly grow and find ourselves unwanted.