Dear DeDe on Adopting a Less-Adoptable Pet
Oh Dog! Dear DeDe here to give you some info on adopting an animal with special needs. This is Lucky Dog.
Lucky was a black lab- chow mix. When he was a pup he stepped in a steel trap. He chewed his leg off to get out. He ended up at the University of Tennessee Vet Hospital where one leg was re-attached and a pad was made for the other leg. Afterward he went through a year of healing and rehabilitation with a wonderful lady that ran a lab rescue.
At 5 years old he came to stay with Jen. Lucky and Bubba cat were best friends.
Despite all that Lucky went through at a young age, he lived a good life and died at 12 years.
Lucky had 3 strikes against him when he met Jen- he was a big black dog (part chow), he had a disability and he was, at 5 years, an older dog. But he was a wonderful dog.
It’s Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet-Week folks. My advice to you is the next time you’re thinking of making an addition to your family, don’t rule out a dog or cat with one or more of these attributes that labels them “less adoptable.” You won’t regret it!
Love, DeDe (who has special needs all her own)