Helping Less Adoptable Pets

The celebration of Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week is coming to a close on Saturday, but less adoptable pets need our help all year long. Pets considered less adoptable wait for a forever home many times longer than a cute kitten or puppy. What animals wait the longest? Petfinder conducted a survey and here is what it showed:


Petfinder created Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week in 2009 to help bring awareness to the plight of these special, unusual, or sometimes too common, pets.


The pets with special needs group can include blind, deaf, missing or deformed limbs, FIV+, and any other conditionHelping less adoptable pets that makes them less than perfect. Rocky is a “special” kitten that came to MeoowzResQ a few weeks ago with his mom and litter mates. Right away, his foster, Wendy, noticed that he was having a problem with his back legs. They were at an unusual angle and would slide out from under him when he tried to walk.

Wendy did a little research and was pretty convinced he had swimmer kitten syndrome. A visit to the vet confirmed this. With treatment and exercise, he continues to improve. Below is a video of his journey so far. The video is long but worth a watch. Rocky will be available for adoption soon.

Rocky is one of the lucky ones. It is quite likely that he will soon be completely “normal” and have an excellent chance at being adopted.

If you or someone you know is looking to adopt, please give the less-adoptables a look and a fair chance. Every kitty deserves a loving, forever home.

Christy Paws

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11 Responses to Helping Less Adoptable Pets

  1. Yow pawsum bloggie here Christy n we wishez Rocky all da best fer a guud; no a GRRREAT life!!!
    Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum too x0x0

  2. What a sweet video! We send lots of purrs and prayers to Rocky and hope that he finds the love of a furever home soon. Your post was wonderful – thank you for encouraging the adoption of “less-adoptables.”

  3. Raven says:

    Our Sammi apparently had two strikes against her. She was already 10 years old and she had only 3 legs. But we’re lucky she chose us to be her new forever family because she brought a lot of fun and joy to our home.

  4. Cathy Keisha says:

    I’m a less adoptable kitty cos I’m still part feral. I bite and attack. Not many peeps would let me stay.

  5. Penelope says:

    Excellent! Bravo! Mes LOVES cats and bags!

  6. What a wonderful kitten! Rocky and the other kittens are just adorable! Hope they all find wonderful furrever homes!

  7. Brian Frum says:

    Such sweeties. Hey, all pets are adoptable, we just need better and brighter humans.

  8. Kitties Blue says:

    What precious kittens. They were particularly cute playing with the paper bag. Just make certain those handles get taken off. It appears as if Rocky has no idea about his “disability.” That’s great that he can get the help he needs. Mom says she had never heard of his particular problem. Your video was great, and we really hope it helps to get homes for all these sweet babies. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  9. They awe all just gawjus and hims be just purrfect. Weez purrayin and shawin’ fur them.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi