By the time we brought Wiley home, he had already been adopted and returned twice in his two weeks at the shelter. When he was put on Petfinder.org, he already had many stipulations: no children, no other dogs, no cats. Right away the number of homes who would welcome him was shrinking rapidly. Add to that the fact that he was considered an adult, and a larger breed, and his odds weren't very good.
|That's her tongue, btw, in the center blending in with her bandana.|
Mercifully, Hillside SPCA is a no-kill shelter. Wiley could have stayed there forever if he needed to. Someday I'll fill you in on his whole story, but today's focus is the reward that comes from taking in an overlooked adoptable. It's not something everyone can do. I do not judge people for passing on these potential pets because if the circumstances are not just right then taking in a pet like this won't work. However, if you think there's a chance for one of these dogs to work in your household, the pay-off is unimaginable.
- advanced age
- medical issues
- breed prejudice (Pit Bulls being the most obvious example)
- shy pets/pets with socialization issues
- pets who won't get along with other pets
- large size
- color: black
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Becker, Dr. K. "Will These Pets Ever Find Homes?" Healthy Pets. 1 Feb. 2012. web. 8 March 2013