Petfinder puts the spotlight on rescue pets who need a little boost

By Helin Jung
Updated September 23, 2011 06:25 PM

Would you adopt a 9-year-old dog, one with a heart murmur, arthritis, cataracts, and hair that was matted and yellowed? I did, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. Sure, she wasn’t perfect on paper, but she’s turned out to be perfect in real life.

I bring this up because this week (I’m a little behind) is Petfinder’s Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. Despite helping thousands of pets get adopted everyday, Petfinder knows that some deserving animals get passed over simply because they’re old, have black fur, are FIV-positive or have other special needs. I can tell you from experience that all a seemingly less-adoptable pet needs is a chance.

It’s never easy having a pet, no matter what age or breed. And if you see a deaf dog or a blind cat, you might tell yourself it’s not worth the trouble. Well, get to know a few special animals who are waiting to find their forever homes. You never know how a less-adoptable pet could change your life for the better.

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