Signed, Is one-year-old too old?
Sadly many adopters think that year old cats are too old to adopt. Personally I would rather adopt an adult cat, and actually have done so. Adult cats do not use their claws as much, and are better behaved, plus adult cats are often better with young children than are silly kittens. I am very hopeful that you will find a loving person to adopt you and take you into their heart, and home.
Question: I am a dog in a shelter wanting to get adopted, I try my best to make sure people notice me, I jump up at the cage door and bark, but they just keep walking past and I do not get adopted. What else can I do?
Signed, Am I Invisible
You are anything but invisible, in fact your problem is most likely the fact that you are doing too much to get noticed and it scares the potential adopters away. Barking is normal for dogs in shelters, they are bored and surrounded by other dogs. I suggest you try sitting nice at the door, and not barking, this is what people want. As a dog, it is tough for you to understand that, which is why some shelters employ dog trainers, or have volunteers spend time with the dogs, teaching them good manners. Hopefully somebody can focus your energy correctly, and a potential owner will realize that with a little time they can keep you so happy you no longer bark or jump up!
Question: What the heck is going on here. One day I was at home, not a care in the world, the next day my owner stuffed me in the car - drove me to an animal shelter, and left me behind. I gather I am "up for adoption" but have no clue what that means, can you help?
All I can tell you is that for some reason your owner decided they no longer wanted you, or had a reason they could not keep you. They did the right thing by taking you to an animal shelter - some owners just let their pet run loose which is cruel, and often illegal.
Being "up for adotion" means that you are ready for a new home. People can look at you and hopefully one will decide that you are the right pet for them. They will fill out an adoption questionnaire and if the shelter determines they are a good owner, and are allowed pets, then you will go home with them.
|looking smug in his home|
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