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Benefits of Adopting a Less-Adoptable Pet

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Dylan (pictured above), a two year old Pit Bull Terrier/Rottweiler Mix, is currently up for adoption in Oakland, as part of the East Bay SPCA’s Club Second Chance program. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and prefer to have only one pet who is devoted, laid back and ready for a great relationship, please consider adopting Dylan. In his words…
“I’ll be your constant companion and walk by your side, then sprawl at your feet at day’s end. I love chasing tennis balls and getting belly rubs. Come get to know how delightful I am at the East Bay SPCA. My pet ID number is: 22232.

Click here for more information on all of the Club Second Chance Adoptable dogs, cats, and other animals.

Have you ever adopted a special needs pet or an animal who was considered “less adoptable”? Thanks for posting a comment and sharing that experience with our readers.

As co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear, I am offering my Care2 readers a free download from our latest release, Music to Calm your Canine Companion, Vol. 3. Simply click here and enter your email address and a link to the free download will be delivered to your inbox for you and your canine household to enjoy.

Image: Nala enjoying her new sofa

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.

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5:25PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Working rescue most all my babies were special needs as no one wants, sad they have no idea what wonderful love they are missing.

5:25PM PST on Dec 21, 2012

Working rescue most all my babies were special needs as no one wants, sad they have no idea what wonderful love they are missing.

5:05AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

I wish more people would consider saving a pet from a shelter. The less adoptable pets can be such wonderful companions, you realize having a purebred isn't everything.

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1:40PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

I LOVE OLDER ANIMALS BECAUSE YOU CAN ACTUALLY KNOW WHERE THEY ARE COMING FROM. THEY EITHER LIKE YOU OR THEY HATE YOU. YOU KNOW RIGHT OFF HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT YOU. CATS ON THE OTHER HAND, PICK YOU AND YOU CAN'T PICK THEM. GO FIGURE.

9:18PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

I tried to adopt a "special needs" cat three months ago (since I am home during the day) but I soon found out that there were none for adoption - they were all for sale! And....they were very expensive. One cat in particular was 9 years old and blind. The people wanted over $200 for him!! I ended up adopting a 2 year old able-bodied cat and we are so happy with him. Why do "special needs" animals have a price tag?

7:51AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

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12:26PM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

A pet doesn't have to be perfect ,just perfect for me.

8:24PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

Frasier was a sweet dog of 14 years when he lost his human parent and no one else in the family could or would take him.He was turned over to rescue and I adopted him. I was so grateful to be able to give him another year and a half. Adopting a senior dog is the most wonderful experience I've had as a pet owner.

4:06PM PDT on Oct 3, 2011

I really want to adopt a blind pet. It saddens me when I see them.

12:07PM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

this is such a great organization, and a great story! after how much i've heard about puppy mills and such i would never get a dog from a store.

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