September 19, 2012

White Dog and the White Dog Army
Wonderful World Wednesday

White Dog knows the reality of Less Adoptable Pets; our entire White Dog Army is made of loving wonderful four-leggeds that potential adopters walked away from because of one issue or another. All of the WDA are seniors. Quinn has seizures. Nuka is deaf. Puff has heart and lung damage and came heart worm+.  YoYoMa is blind. Oso has a limp. Does that make them less capable of intense loyalty and love and overwhelming gratitude? Of course not! In our opinion a more amazing pack does not exist.

And yet shelters and rescues currently have a significant population of adoptable pets that have been there a long time and have a harder time getting adopted. In fact, according to Petfinder, 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 have the hardest time finding homes? A survey indicated:
24% Senior and older pets
16% Pets with behavioral needs
14% Victims of breed injustice
13% Fearful or shy pets
12% Pets with medical needs
12% Pets that need to be only pets

Celebrate Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week by spreading the word and encouraging others to consider a pet that they may have overlooked because of its age or other issues. Be an advocate for those who truly need a second chance and who will spend the rest of their days giving love and thanks in return for an opportunity at a forever home.

The world will truly be wonderful when the day comes that every animal has a safe, loving, caring home and there is no need for shelters or rescues. As we work toward that day and ask the Universe to make it happen soon, let us not forget that being different should not be a death sentence or doom you to die alone in a cage somewhere. That is not in our vision of a wonderful world.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

I want that day to come soon when animals will not be put to death because they were dumped and abandoned for one reason or another.
It just makes me so sad to even think of the way --it really is out in our world- when it comes to these animals.
I cannot say it very good, but....
Oh I want that day to come where the sadness does not exist.

24 Paws of Love said...

Very well said. May the universe hear and put motions to your wishes.

Random Felines said...

well said - shelters should be just that - a "shelter" while looking for a new home.... we agree that no animal should lose it's life because people can't see beyond the packaging....

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

May your lovely comment to the universe be granted you lovely human beings and furbabies of the WDA.
Much Love,
Mama Mindy & The Slimmer Puggums & Purrsibs

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

What a wonderful post. We have paws crossed all pets will find a loving forever home, just like the White Dog Army. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Brian said...

I think that is a myth we need to bust, or at least change. The are no less adoptable pets, but there is an excess of less adoptable humans.