Next week Pet Finders is hosting Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet. Sparkle, celebrity cat extraordinaire, is challenging all of us pet bloggers to do something this week to help get the word out about how great senior, disabled, and special needs pets and breeds with bad reps can be, when given a chance in a loving forever home. We know from experience since we have chronically ill cats, senior cats and disabled cats living in our home.
With that in mind we will be featuring a less adoptable dog and cat each day next week starting this Forever Friday with Jack and Chloe of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue in Asheville, NC.
Jack is an purebred 8-week old (you guessed it) Jack Russel Terrier. He was found underneath a car, injured and frightened. He's now safe in a loving foster home, but this poor little guy had been hit by a car when he was on his own, and will need to have his leg amputated. Jack will do just fine on three legs - check out tripawds.com to visit a whole site dedicated to three legged dogs! - and he'll live pain free and happy. Donations are accepted towards his surgery costs which are estimated to be around $600. Thanks! Please help find a forever home for him and if you can donate towards his medical needs - his Chip-in button is on this page.
Chloe and her canine friend Abby (a 5 year old Border Collie/Lab mix) were orphaned when their owner passed away. Chloe is a lovely dilute tortoiseshell girl, around 3-4 years old, and is a 'special needs' kitty because she has been blind since birth. But it hasn't slowed her down and she's such a sweet girl! She has no problem using her litterbox or making her way around a house with just a little time to explore and get her bearings. She loves petting and is chatty when her fostermom walks into the room. Chloe would probably be fine with a calm dog, and possibly a gentle cat. Email Chloe's fostermom Jackie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to meet this awesome girl and give her a second chance at a wonderful life.
Brother Wolf is our only no-kill shelter in town and had been having financial issues but are doing so much better now. Please stop by their web site to see what other great pets can be found there and pass the word on!
Let's take Sparkle up on his challenge and find great homes for as many special needs pets as we can! Go to Pet Finders and grab a widget and paste in on your blog!
Thanks for spreading the word about this - and for doing something yourselves! :)
Done and done! Paws crossed for all our special needs friends!
Oh boy it's so tough finding homes for these pets. I do hope you can find people for all of them. Purring for you!
I'm sending love and good energies to Jack!
Chloe is adorable, good luck for all!
And thanks a lot for this important post!
We hope lovely homes can be found for all the special need pets.
Thanks so much for featuring these two - we wish them all the best!
We're sending many purrs to Jack - we know three-legged dogs (and cats) can be very happy and functional! He looks like such a sweetheart.
And Chloe is absolutely beautiful! We are sending all good thoughts and big purrs that she finds the purrfect forever home.
They really are special in every way and they deserve to be in purrfect forever homes! Thanks for featuring them today, they are adorable.
Me and Charlie hope, hope, hope!!!that wonderful Jack and amazing Chloe find beautiful forever homes!
We are going to do the same about posting about less adoptable pets. We sure those doggies and kitties find a home. I am so tempted to take the blind kitty. I might write the gal that has her.
Have a great week end.
Thanks for the offer of some transportation. I am sitting here thinking about Chloe and wondering if I should take her since I am a little older than most people. LOL. But I will let you know what I decide. I have an empty room that she could live in.
What an inspiring post....
Have you ever read Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper? It is a true story about a blind kitten Gwen adopted about 12 years ago. What an inspiration Homer is....Gwen says she is the lucky one to have Homer in her life. She will be in Raleigh tomorrow at Quail Ridge bookstore talking about the book. I really hope I can go.
Madi and Mom
We really hope that these two and all the other pets out there that need them find wonderful forever homes!!
we will purr for them all. you are doing a wonderful thing by sharing this here.
The most important thing about these special needs animals is that they are SPECIAL!! We hope they all find furever homes.
I will start thinking about how I can contribute to this wonderful cause. I just spent all last week blogging about Suds - our almost completely blind cat. He's been a joy for nine long years. And we have Gideon - our shaky beagle who has some troubling with stairs and running, but is a WONDERFUL pet!
Wow, thanks for all you do to help the traditionally less adoptable ones. I know you are helping them to become more adoptable with your posts! You are right about the ones who have special needs are often the most rewarding and even affectionate ones. I wish I had the extra to donate. I pray you get lots of folks interested as well as donations!
For other folks (all kitties and doggies are people to me) reading this, check out my blog. It has stories and information helpful for cat caretakers everywhere. Get your ‘beans to check it out!
Hey, wonderful pets, stay well!
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