Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet week starts September 18th. We’re happy to help shine a light on this topic! Many pets get passed over for adoption through no fault of their own. That list includes senior pets, dogs and cats with black fur, animals with vision or hearing impairment, large dogs, and specific breeds. The truth is, some of these sweet animals make absolutely fantastic pets! A local Yorkville, IL vet lists some reasons to adopt a less than perfect pet in this article.
Our animal companions really only want someone to love them and care for them. Sadly the less adoptable pets often get passed over. In many cases, this is due to misconceptions. For example, black cats still have trouble getting adopted because people think they are bad luck. That’s just not true!
It can be a truly beautiful experience watching a shelter pet really thrive with love and care. You may be surprised at how much you may come to love that less than perfect pooch or the shy kitty. Many people report that the pets they have saved actually saved them. It’s truly amazing the difference a pet’s love can make in our lives.
Many people who love animals find that they have a bit of a soft spot for the unwanted and imperfect ones. While any pet can fill your heart and home with love and joy, there’s something extra special about helping a pet that’s had a hard time blossom and shine.
Shelters often offer discounts on less adoptable pets during this week. You may be able to get Fluffy or Fido at a discount.
When you adopt a less-adoptable pet, that act of kindness will go further than you may think. You’ll be opening up some room at the shelter or foster home, so another homeless dog or cat can have a chance at a happy ending. Plus, your new pet’s adoption fees will help those caretakers provide food, shelter, and care to other pets.
Last but not least, less adoptable does not mean less adorable. Some of these guys really are quite the little charmers! Senior animals, for instance, tend to be super adorable.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about caring for your pet. As your local Yorkville, IL animal hospital, we’re here to help!