Saturday, September 17, 2011

Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week 2011

This is the first in a series. You can read Post #2 here.

It's that time of year again! Petfinder has designated September 17-25 "Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week." What makes a pet "less adoptable"? There could be many factors: special needs, blindness/deafness, FIV+, black coats, or advanced age. Sometimes, these pets linger in the shelter, waiting for the right family to come along and adopt them.

This week, I'm going to turn my blog over to some guest bloggers to help spotlight some different pets who are, for one reason or another, less adoptable. I'm teaming up with my pals over at A Tonk's Tail...err, Tale... and together we'll share the stories of pets who, on the surface, might not seem very adoptable, but once you get to know them, you will learn that they make great additions to the family.

Also, as a look back, you can check out my posts from last year's Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week. Last year I posted about both cats and dogs, but this year I will focus on cats because, well, there are a lot of "less adoptable" cats to talk about! You probably have a few "less adoptable" cats at your local shelter, too, so be sure to give them a second look if you're thinking about adopting.


  1. Super idea pal. I do wish more people would consider black cats - we are very nice creatures and actually quite loveable.

  2. Mario-Watch for my post on Tuesday-it will be about black cats!

  3. *whispers* ...and tomorrow's post on A Tonk's Tale is about an older pair - one of whom is black, too!

  4. There are lots of animals that are not adoptable for a variety of reasons. Thanks for helping to get the word out and help those kitties!