As part of this campaign, i Love Dogs and many other pet blogs will feature posts about pets that shelters consider less adoptable. For each post, BlogPaws sponsors are donating money to two rescues. Petfinder is joining the efforts by featuring a gallery of pets that are considered less adoptable.
A recent survey conducted by Petfinder found that 95 percent of their shelter and rescue group members are having an extremely hard time finding homes for their adoptable dogs. Certain factors such as age, medical conditions and breed can make a pup seem “less adoptable” to people. A shocking 33 percent of their adoption groups said they’ve had pets who were posted on Petfinder for one to two years without being adopted, and 27 percent have had pets who’ve waited more than two years for a home.
Petfinder has compiled this great list of reasons why less-adoptable pets can be just as lovable:
Older pets are mellower – you don’t have to worry about your lamp getting knocked over!
Physically challenged pets are often unaffected by their handicaps, but you still look like a hero!
With “bad reputation” breeds, you get the chance to prove people wrong with your great dog!
Dark-furred pets make it easy to accessorize – black goes with everything!
Pets with behavioral issues allow you to form a tight bond as you overcome obstacles together!
Big dogs are easier to find when it’s time to go to the vet!
The i Love Dogs team wants to help less-adoptable pets find forever homes this week (and every week of the year!). For Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, we’ll be featuring stories we’ve previously posted about special-needs dogs, posting new stories about some of the less-adoptable dogs and, on our Facebook page, featuring pets we’d personally love to see adopted.
Have you ever rescued a “less-adoptable” pet? Please tell us about your experience in the Comments area below!