Big black dogs. FIV+ cats. Senior pets. Special needs animals. Many factors can make a pet seem "less adoptable." To promote these unusual (or, in some cases, too common) animals, Petfinder has designated September 17 - 23 as "Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week."
The week is yours to celebrate as you wish - create a "less adoptable pets only" adoption event, promote the senior pet Featured Pet Module or tell everyone you know what makes these special pets great! Here are some pluses we found to adopting "less adoptable" animals:
Plan an Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week event!
With more than a week to celebrate this year, use one of the following ideas - or come up with your own!
Tell us about any special events or promotions surrounding Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, both online and offline. Email email@example.com.
Promote "Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week" offline. Download and print our fill-in-the-blank PDF flyer to post in your shelter, at your adoption events, at grocery stores, offices and everywhere else! Print the flyer - and write in the "less adoptable" characteristic you'd like to feature.
You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the flyer. Get it here.
Customizable Press Release
Use our "Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week" press release - completed with your organization's information - to promote the celebration in your local media. Click here to download the press release as a Word document and feel free to customize it to fit your needs.
This undated graphic can be used on your site or social media networks to promote adopting less adoptable pets all year long! Click the thumbnail on the right to open the full-sized graphic. To add it to a web site, simply include the below HTML where you would like it to appear:
<a href="http://www.petfinder.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.petfinder.com/images/admin/lessadoptable/EvergreenALAPgraphic.jpg" border="0" /></a>
Helpful Articles about Less Adoptable Pets
Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week Graphics
Promote "Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week" online. To add one (or more!) of these Less Adoptable Pet Graphics to a web site, simply include the associated HTML where you would like it to appear.
My fur is black... - 300x250
My fur is black... - 160x600
I can't see, but...- 300x250
I can't see, but... - 160x600
Yes, I'm deaf - 300x250
Yes, I'm deaf - 160x600
Yes, I'm different... - 300x250
Yes, I'm different... - 160x600
I'm FIV+... - 300x250
I'm FIV+... - 160x600
I might be old... - 300x250
I might be old... - 160x600
I'm a Pit Bull with... - 300x250
I'm a Pit Bull with... - 160x600
I am not a cat or a dog... - 300x250
I am not a cat or a dog... - 160x600
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