Petfinder Kicks Off ‘Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week’

On Saturday, Petfinder kicked off Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, which is aimed at encouraging would-be pet adopters to consider choosing a pet who might be “less adoptable” than others. These include pets with special needs, older pets, FIV+ cats, and black dogs, who are less frequently adopted than other colored dogs. Several of Petfinder’s network of shelters have nominated a special “less adoptable” animal, and they are featured in this adorable gallery of dogs and cats.

Petfinder is also doing a Blog Hop on, so if you want to write about Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, be sure to add your link to the bottom of the page. If you’re interested in adopting a “less adoptable” pet, enter your location in the form on, and narrow your search to look for senior pets, special needs pets, or pit bull terriers.  You can also contact adoption groups near you and ask them which pets in their care are especially in need of homes.

There’s also a new video message on Petfinder from Josh and Chuck (and Chuck’s pup Buckley), the hosts of HowStuffWorks‘ popular podcast Stuff You Should Know, about the Petfinder Foundation, which supports animal shelters around the country through grants, training, equipment, and supplies. The foundation also runs Rescue U, a program for college kids who can spend their spring breaks re-building animal shelters.

We love when the different parts of Discovery Communications work together toward a common goal! Here’s the video: