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Reasons To Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet

September 15, 2023

Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week starts September 24th. This is one cause that we are happy to spread awareness about! We strongly believe that all animals deserve loving homes. Unfortunately, less than perfect pets often have a very hard time getting adopted. That is heartbreaking because many of them are super sweet. Read on as a Roswell, NM veterinarian lists a few reasons to pick that sweet, shy underdog instead of that cute puppy everyone wants.

Love Is Everything

Animals have a special way of bringing love into our lives. They soothe stress and anxiety, keep us active, make us smile, and generally just improve our moods. They’re also good for us physically. Pets know when someone has helped them, and the ones that have trouble being adopted often tend to be extremely grateful to those who show them kindness.

Set A Good Example

This of course is a great point for anyone with kids, but it really applies to everyone. Some people find that helping less adoptable pets is extremely fulfilling and rewarding.  It feels great to do something out of kindness!

Save A Life

While many shelters are reducing or eliminating euthanasia, this isn’t a universal practice. Some pets have a very short time to find loving homes. You may very well be saving that pet’s life! 

Stop Puppy Mills

One change we are happy to see taking root is a pushback against cruel puppy mill owners, who often keep dogs in deplorable conditions. Several states have passed laws tightening restrictions on breeders, to help fight insert practices. By adopting, rather than going to a breeder, you’re helping turn the tide.

They’re Adorable

Less adoptable pets tend to be just as sweet, cute, and lovable as any other pet. While some may need a lot of TLC, that can also be said about adopting any puppy or high-energy dog. Our furry friends are remarkably resilient, and often bounce back from things like vision or hearing loss. Senior pets are also super charming, and can be heartmeltingly cute. 

Help Other Pets

Pets that have trouble getting adopted often languish in shelters for months. This in turn reduces the available space and resources that the shelter could otherwise offer the next homeless pet. Freeing up that kennel spot allows another pet to have their chance at getting a forever home.

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Roswell, NM animal clinic, today!