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Tips For Adopting A Less Adoptable Pet

September 15, 2021

Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week starts September 20th! If you’re ready to bring a new furry friend into your home, please consider giving one of those sad dogs or cats nobody wants a new lease on life. Adopting a less adoptable pet is not only very kind, it may also turn out to be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make! A Bend, OR veterinarian lists some things to consider in this article.


Be Ready To Commit

Adopting an unwanted pet can be an extremely enriching and fulfilling experience. However, it’s also a big commitment. Before you make a final decision, make sure you’re ready, willing, and able to care for your pet for the rest of their life. It’s heartbreaking when pets get adopted, only to be returned later.


Consult Your Vet

Many times, people pass less-adoptable pets over because they assume that they need a lot of extra care. That’s not always the case, though. Sometimes less adoptable pets are overlooked simply because of their appearance. This happens a lot with black cats and dogs, because of old (and incorrect) superstitions. Older animals also have a hard time getting adopted. This is really sad, because senior pets tend to be very sweet, calm, and affectionate. Talk to the shelter staff or fosters, as well as your vet.


Plan For Adjustments

Less adoptable pets don’t always need more care than other animals: sometimes they just need slightly different care. For instance, if you’re getting a blind dog, setting out carpet runners and scent markers will help Fido get around. You’ll also need to keep things your pet could trip over off the floor. For a deaf cat, you may need to arrange things so you can get your kitty’s attention with a laser pointer. Do some research, and take steps to make your home safe and comfy for your new pal.


Enjoy Cuddles

Adopting a less-adoptable pet is something you can really feel great about. It can also be a very beautiful and enriching experience. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself completely smitten with your new furry friend. You may also find your new buddy is very affectionate. The love and gratitude pets show to humans that have helped them can be truly life changing! 


As your Bend, OR animal clinic, we’re always happy to help! Call us anytime!

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