This week is “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week!”

Many factors can make a pet seem “less adoptable.” To promote these unusual (or, in some cases, too common) animals, Petfinder has designated the third week of September as Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week.

Did you know that 99% of our shelters and rescue groups have housed adoptable pets that have a harder time getting adopted?

In fact, according to our survey, these “less-adoptable” pets wait for a home nearly four times longer than the average adoptable pet does … sometimes more than two years!

Which pets do our shelter and rescue group members have the hardest time finding homes for? Here’s what they said:


While everyday new doggies find forever homes, sometimes for different types of dogs the journey can be more difficult. The last full week in September is Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week. Dogs that are older or have disabilities can have a harder time finding a forever home. In honor of these pups, we are sharing ten stories of less adoptable dogs who found amazing forever homes. Remember, if you are thinking about adopting, don’t forget that adopting a dog that seems “less adoptable” might actually turn into the best decision of your life. These dogs are just as loving and sweet as any other dogs!

Click the following link to read the stories on Ten Less Adoptable Dogs Who Found Amazing Homes. This link includes a wonderful video on each dog, and the list of ten consist of the following:

1. Two-Legged Dog and 3-Legged Cat are Best Friends

2. Pit Bull Gets Adopted After Waiting Five Years

3. Former Fighting Dog Finds Forever Home

4. Marnie, The 14-Year Old Shih-Tzu

5. Rescued Toothless Chihuahua Gets Adopted

6. Blind Dog About To Be Put Down Gets Adopted

7. Deaf Dog Gets Adopted By Deaf Owner

8. Disabled Child Adopts Three-Legged Dog

9. Dog In Wheelchair Adopted By Man In Wheelchair

10. Tuna, The Dog With An Overbite

Chance zooming around in his wheelchair

Chance zooming around in his wheelchair

H/T: DogTime


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