It’s Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week. This week (through September 25), Petfinder and others are raising awareness about the many deserving pets who may be overlooked by potential adopters.
There are many factors that can contribute to that “less adoptable”
label – including age, special needs, or breed (such as pit bulls).
Some of the factors are less obvious – for example, did you know that black dogs are less likely to be adopted? I know! I don’t get it either.
BlogPaws has challenged bloggers to post about a less adoptable pet this week – and a group of sponsors have offered to donate money for each post. Those donations will be given to Blind Cat Rescue and the Grey Muzzle Foundation. Pretty cool, huh?
So, how do you participate? Go to Petfinder’s list of less adoptable pets. Choose one (you have the option to search for pets near you – see the instructions in the sidebar on that page). Then write a post and add your post to this list. (For bonus points, share it on Facebook and Twitter too! For Twitter, use the hashtags #BetheChange and #ALAPW.)
So… now that the intro is out of the way, I’d like to introduce you to Skye the Dachshund. This little guy is approximately 2 to 4 years old. He was found dragging himself down a road in North Carolina and ended up in a shelter. A shelter worker tried to find a rescue to take him – now he’s with Dachshund Rescue of North America in Virginia. DRNA isn’t sure what caused the injury to Skye’s back legs. He was not a candidate for surgery by the time DRNA got involved. However, he was quite the speed demon after he got a customized cart, and now he’s walking and running! Maybe this speed racer will roll (or run) right into your home and heart? For more info on Skye, please visit his Petfinder listing. You can see more videos and photos of Skye here.
Now it’s your turn… spread the word for a less adoptable pet. Your post may help someone find the dog they didn’t even realize they were searching for. After all, less adoptable pets rule!