At the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, we think that all of our animals are equally adoptable and deserving of a loving home. But the reality is that some animals find homes faster than others for a variety of reasons. The third week in September is Adopt a Less-Adoptable Animal week, so we're sharing five reasons you should consider adopting a less-adoptable animal. You don't have any other animals or children. Some animals aren't well-suited for environments where there are already children or animals. If you don't already have a pet and don't have children and aren't planning to in the near future, you can adopt an animal that needs a home without siblings (furry and human)! Dogs and cats that need a home environment without kids and other animals are still great pets, but their history and demeanor would make it hard for them to be comfortable in an environment where they had to share the spotlight. You have a large yard and live an active lifestyle. Many families can't adopt high-energy, high maintenance dogs. But if... Read More
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