[photo credit] Meet Bella! This sweet girl is a Sphynx (hairless cat) mix who is 1 1/2 years old. Located in Mesa, Arizona at Kitty Kat Rescue, Inc., Bella has tested negative for the feline leukemia virus and is up-to-date … Continue reading
Meet handsome PJ! This sweet golden retriever boy is located in Cleveland, Ohio, with the Golden Retrievers In Need (G.R.I.N.) Rescue. PJ’s story is quite sad, as his owner passed away. He is currently being fostered, but is looking for a place to call his new forever home. PJ is neutered and up-to-date on veterinary care.
To adopt PJ, contact G.R.I.N. at adoption [at] grinrescue.org, or visit their website for more information. G.R.I.N. only adopts to families in the Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania region, and requires a vet check and home visit before approval.
September 17-25th is Petfinder.com‘s “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet” Week! Today’s “less adoptable” feature is Moonchild, described as a “beautiful diva cat” by the Tree House Humane Society in Chicago where she is located.
Moonchild is a senior cat who is around thirteen years old. In 2008, she was found in an alley, starving and bony, but had a collar. Nobody claimed her, so she has been residing at THHS since. Moonchild has diabetes, which means she eats a diet of wet food and needs to receive insulin injections to keep her blood sugar regulated. She is a friendly cat who loves being brushed and playing with feather toys.
Adoptions at THHS are $85 per cat, or $150 for two cats. You can call 773-784-5488 ext. 235 to enquire about Moonchild, and you can see her in the video below.
Daisy needs someone who can give her some special accommodations. She gets along well with dogs, and is good with children, but it is unknown if she plays well with cats. What Daisy really needs is a high fence so she doesn’t escape or climb over a short one. Escape artist dogs tend to get hurt or lost, so it is necessary that Daisy’s adopter will support those needs.
To express interest in Daisy, LAFOS requests that they be contacted by e-mail at: lafos8[at]gmail.com.
September 17-25th is Petfinder.com‘s “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet” Week! Today’s “less adoptable” feature is Sammie, a beautiful Nanday Conure parrot with some special needs.
Sammie is unfortunately missing a wing. Because of this, she should needs to be in a home that will take note of this handicap by always supervising her if she is out of her cage. Sammie can’t fly away like other birds due to her missing wing, which puts her in a vulnerable position.
To adopt Sammie, contact A Helping Wing Parrot Rescue for an adoption application by emailing ahelpingwing[at]gmail.com. AHWPR is located in Hopewell Junction, New York, and requires multiple visits before adoption, and no same day adoptions.
Also, you can check out A Helping Wing’s Facebook page.
Smiling Wicca is our Tuesday feature in “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week”. It’s hard to resist the smiling face of this senior Australian Blue Heeler! Wicca is up-to-date on veterinary care and is currently available for adoption at Pet Adoption Alternative in Warren, Michigan (PAAW).
Wicca is eight years old and deaf. She loves to play ball and gets along with other dogs and cats, too! She also knows some hand signals. Wicca is microchipped, and her adoption fee is $150. To meet Wicca for adoption, you can fill out an adoption application at PAAW’s website.
Isn’t Misty beautiful? She’s the third pet featured in our “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week” marathon this week, and is located at Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Misty was rescued from a kill shelter shortly before it was too late, but does have special needs in that she is feline leukemia positive. Feline leukemia is not transferable to other animals or people, but it is contagious between cats, spread through grooming, biting, and sometimes (but rarely) litter box use. It can also be transferred from mother cats to kittens.
Despite carrying this disease, Misty will likely live a long and happy life (although this is not a guarantee, as some cats do pass away from complications). Misty loves to cuddle and is very affectionate and playful. Before adopting Misty, reading up on feline leukemia care is recommended.
If you are interested in adopting Misty, please contact kcatroberts[at]gmail.com, or hart90office[at]gmail.com.
Our second feature in “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week” is Grayson, a Holland Lop rabbit located at IndyCLAW (Creating Lifelong Animal Welfare) Rescue in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Grayson was given up for adoption when his pet parent took a job transfer and left him behind. Not only that, Grayson comes with a little surprise: another rabbit named Sophie! Because they are a bonded pair, these two rabbits will be adopted together. According to Grayson’s Petfinder page,
Sophie and Grayson have been spayed and neutered accordingly and have been litter trained. They have been house rabbits going only to their cage to eat, sleep, and use the litter box. They had been around kids according the the dad that arranged for their surrender.
Sophie and Grayson
Grayson does have special needs that will have to be taken care of on a regular basis. He has malloclusion, which means that his teeth do not line up properly to grind. Because of this, Grayson must see a vet on a regular basis to have his teeth filed. The molars will need surgery. According to IndyCLAW,
We’ve had a couple of severe cases and their front teeth needed clipped about once a month and the molars about once a year. Grayson’s case is mild and, at present, will not require that frequency.
Note: Do not enter into adopting a special needs pet without considering if you are willing to make that commitment for the duration of the animal’s life.
If you want to adopt Grayson and Sophie, please contact IndyCLAW at adopt[at]indyclaw.org.
Meet Linus! He’s already a pretty lucky guy, as he was rescued from a kill shelter in Iowa hours before he was scheduled for euthanasia. Linus is featured for “Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week“, because he is deaf and will need someone who can make time to learn about how to communicate with him.
Here’s the stats on Linus from his Petfinder.com page:
- Name: Linus
- Gender: Male
- Age: 1-2 years
- Dog friendly: Only female dogs (and not small dogs)
- Cat friendly: No
- Kid friendly: Yes (but not with children smaller than he is)
He is an American Bulldog and Boxer mix located at Secondhand Hounds in Edina, Minnesota, and needs an adopter who can handle his energy and behavior issues. According to his foster family, Linus likes to destroy toys, has food aggression with other dogs, and knows how to open doors to kennels, as well as screen doors. You can read the full story from his foster family on Linus’ Petfinder page.
Linus really needs a special home that can help to train him and rehabilitate him, and make sure he doesn’t end up at another kill shelter. He needs a home with an open mind and structure that can help him realize there are boundaries. He is young, so there is hope that he is not already set in his ways, and there is still time for him to mature.