Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Today could be the best day

Today could be the best day of the rest of your life. This could be the day that you begin the journey to enrich your life by adopting your new best friend.
Today isn't just Wednesday, its also August 12th is Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Day!!! Pet adoption doesn't work like a purchase ... so it wouldn't be the day you brought your new friend home, unless you had the foresight to apply for a preapproved adoption with your favourite group or shelter.
Who is to say what is less adoptable? For middle aged folks like myself who are fond of sleeping through the night ... a puppy might top the less adoptable list. For a couch potatoe, it could be an energetic terrier. For a family hooked on flyball, it could be a couch potato. For someone without the skills or time, it could be anyone of a number of good dogs in training that are available. For another person who loves the rewarding challenge of rehabilitating, it could be a dog that is already well behaved.
Granted, there are some who see Settled Senior Dogs, Settled Senior Kitties, Big Dogs and Special Needs pets as less adoptable. At the end of the day, love is like beauty and really is in the eye of the beholder.
The beautiful thing about animal rescue in Nova Scotia is that there really is Somebody Out There for everyone. The whole point of the Less Adoptable feature isn't to suggest that these pets are lacking in anyway, its simply to highlight the ones that are so often overlooked.
So its up to you. Today could just be another ordinary day. Or it could be the beginning of the best time of your life.

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