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Tanzanite, lovingly called Tansy, pulls herself across the ground with her shoulders, dragging her back legs.. She suffered an injury, probably from an animal bite, when she was a day or two old, and it damaged her spinal cord, making her paraplegic. “I’ve had people say, ‘Awww, poor thing,’ when they see her,” says Karina, who is the volunteer coordinator …

While working at the Washington Humane Society (WHS) in Washington, DC, I was thrilled when I found out that King, a large and handsome black Labrador mix was finally adopted after spending many months at WHS.  King had been at the shelter for so long, everyone knew and loved him. King, like so many other black dogs in shelters, spent …

An injured cat was brought to Holly’s Hope Cat Rescue in London, ON, and someone had even “reserved” the pretty Siamese for adoption. But that changed when the family learned that one of  her back legs would have to be amputated. Now the future didn’t look so promising for the “imperfect” cat. Who would want to adopt a three-legged cat? …

Ever since I showed up to class years and years ago — and saw my neighbor dressed and talking like a pirate — I’ve loved Talk Like a Pirate Day. So nothing made me happier than seeing that several of our “less-adoptable” pets are celebrating it along with Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week! Meet them below, then meet the 900+ other shelter-nominated pets …

During Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week we celebrate pets who are less adoptable for many reasons: color, breed, size, even health issues such as weight. Here’s one overweight pup who found his forever home! Obie is an overweight Dachshund who is inspiring other pets with his journey to lose weight. Obie’s Facebook page  says he weighed 77 pounds when he arrived at his …

September 17 through 23 is Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, giving me a perfect opportunity to tell you about some very special staffers here at Petfinder. They, like many of you, have soft spots in their hearts for special-needs pets. Sara, director of shelter outreach, has a feral cat colony in her backyard, and Gerald just showed up one day. When she took …

This week (September 17-23) is Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week when we celebrate all the pets who have a little more trouble finding their forever home. We have nearly 1,000 pets who are looking for homes in our Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week Gallery.  Some of these pets are less adoptable because of their size and color, health issues, or even prejudice against their breed so …

When an elderly four-legged companion passes away, people often turn to Petfinder to find solace by adopting a new furry friend. After her 14-year-old Labrador Retriever mix died, Beth Reiter of Chicago was no exception. She wanted a companion to comfort her remaining dog, a nine-year-old “Lab/whatever mix,” Abbey. When Beth saw Penny, listed on Petfinder by Orphans of the …

You can help us save more pets like Percy and Sport: Donate to the Petfinder Foundation today and Animal Planet will DOUBLE your gift! Thanks to our partnership with Blue Sky Soda, we were able to give grants to shelters including the Marin Humane Society (MHS) in Novato, CA. MHS grants manager Helen Cameron told us about two very special …

September 17-23 is Petfinder’s Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. Find out how you can help us celebrate, then visit our gallery of special less-adoptable pets. My wonderful oldster, Pony Baloney, is about as handsome as a horse can be …to me. When I look at him I see a graceful, sleek and funny sweetheart. So last month when a photographer was visiting my …