All Posts Tagged With: "less adoptable pets"

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Helping Special Needs Homeless Pets

Special needs homeless pets often need special help in finding homes. Blind dogs, diabetic cats, senior citizen pets, the pets of homebound humans, three legged pets — these pets need a special person to take them home. There are many groups and services to help these pets with grants, temporary homes, sanctuaries, short term services, etc.

20Feb2013 | Continued
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Offsite Adoptions: Ten Point Checklist for Volunteers

Offsite adoption events are widely used by many shelters and rescues to increase homeless pet adoptions. Many animal lovers don’t like to go to animal shelters. And, you can often reach many more people even though it does require more planning and effort on your part. Volunteers for these or any events may become donors and / or spread the word about your group to their friends. Make sure each volunteer feels his / her time was well spent making a worthy contribution for homeless pets. Here are ten ideas for working more effectively with volunteers at offsite adoption events.

5Jan2011 | Continued
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Last Minute Holiday Ideas for Animal Shelters

Do you have a serious budget deficit? Or do you have a special needs pet who needs medical care or a foster family? Is your pet food bank nearly empty? Use these low cost and easy to implement ideas to make a big difference in the lives of homeless pets during this season of giving.

1Dec2009 | Continued
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How Kids Can Increase Black Pet Adoptions

Statistics show that black dogs and cats are often the last to be adopted and in many shelters are euthanized more frequently. Kids can become black pet ambassadors. They can develop activities specifically for black pet adoption at school, church, the local shelter, kids’ sports’ teams, etc. Examples could include the following:

23Aug2009 | Continued
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How Shelters Can Find Homes for Black Pets

Animal shelters and animal rescue groups can help black pets’ adoption chances by bringing awareness to your community of the plight of homeless black pets. Many animal lovers are probably not aware of the “black dog syndrome” or never thought about the superstitions concerning black cats. Organize black pet adoption events and activities in your community to help these wonderful pets find their forever homes using these ideas:

23Aug2009 | Continued
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Special Memories of a “Less Adoptable” Pet

Black cats are often passed over at shelters. We’re so glad we had the pleasure of sharing two great years with Zia, a darling black cat we adopted as a tiny kitten through the local shelter. The ideas for increasing black pet adoption are written in honor and memory of that adorable and loving companion. You were such a treasure, Zia.

9Aug2009 | Continued
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Increase Adoptions by Improving Your Website Adoption Pages

Potential pet owners may prescreen adoptable pets online first before visiting the shelter. Each pet needs his own very appealing “brochure” that shines and says “I’m yours.”

If you have several shelters in your area, check what others are doing to be sure your adoption pages are as appealing as theirs. Shelters can ask a team of volunteers to focus on this very important part of the shelter website. Kids with computer and digital photography skills would be excellent volunteers for this project. Establish a special team of animal loving kids to take responsibility for this effort. Use the following ideas to find more forever homes:

9Aug2009 | Continued