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In our August newsletter and on our Facebook page, we asked if you adopted a pet who had been passed over by other adopters. It was gratifying to read stories like Molly’s. She added a three-legged deaf Boxer to her pack. “If the disability doesn’t stop the dog, don’t let it stop you from adopting them. You won’t regret it,” …

Quinn looked despondent. The black and white Pit Bull lay in her cage at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) in Encinitis, CA and watched a parade of potential adopters pass by her. Not only was Quinn a Pit Bull, a great breed with a lot of bad press, but she was also mostly black, another strike against her. Petfinder.com …

Last week was Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, and we worked with individuals, adoption groups, bloggers and the media to raise awareness about the pets who too often have the hardest time getting adopted — all to help these extra-special pets find homes. It worked! Thanks to everyone who helped us spread the word, many of the pets who were nominated by their …

Berry, the black, senior German Shepherd who played the canine form of the character Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, has been relinquished to German Shepherd Dog Rescue in the U.K. Berry is waiting for a home. (Photo: German Shepherd Dog Rescue) Fox News recently reported that 10-year-old Berry and his 13-year-old canine companion, Porridge, were …

In honor of Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week, we asked fans on Facebook to finish this sentence: “My ‘less-adoptable’ pet rules because …” Here are just a few of our favorite answers. Meet Buck in our Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week photo gallery. 1) “Andrea Pauly Duchess, my new kitty, was at the shelter for eight years after being abandoned. She had an eye removed due …

All this week we’ve been talking about the many great less-adoptable pets in shelters and rescue groups. But the truth is, any pet is less-adoptable if potential adopters can’t see his or her wonderful qualities. Meet “purr-y” senior Snitters in our Less-Adoptable-Pet photo gallery. And the easiest way to show off a pet’s sparkling personality is with a great photo. …

Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week (Sept. 17-25) shines a spotlight on the homeless pets  often overlooked by adopters, whether because they have health issues such as FIV or are blind or deaf, a few years past puppy- or kittenhood, shy when meeting new people or just the “wrong” breed or color. Download this graphic. When Petfinder created Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week in 2009, we surveyed …

Rescue dog Milo was photographed for Melissa’s Deaf Dog Book. (Photo: Melissa McDaniel) Melissa McDaniel is a Philadelphia-based animal portrait photographer and founder of the Photo Book Projects. Her book, Deaf Dogs, includes portraits of more than 75 deaf dogs from around the country and is available for purchase at her Web site. Melissa is giving away a signed copy …

Trevor and his blind and deaf Great Dane Keller enjoying a hike. People are always impressed and amazed when they meet Keller, my deaf and blind Great Dane. And he meets a lot of people, because he always draws a crowd. He’s a great ambassador for Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week. I think he especially loves it when we leave the house because …

Donna knew she wanted to help out another needy Lhasa, so she began searching on Petfinder.com to find one. Her search wasn’t in vain. Patches was waiting.