Celebrating National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day: Finding Forever Homes for Long Stay Residents

| April 26, 2024

Every year on April 30th, animal lovers across the nation come together to celebrate National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day. It’s a day filled with hope, compassion, and the opportunity to change lives—both human and animal alike. This year we want to take a moment to highlight some long stay pets waiting for their chance to get adopted.

Phyllis: The Gentle Giant with a Heart of Gold 

Phyllis is a gentle giant with a love for playtime. While she may need some guidance on walks, her affectionate nature shines through in her interactions with other dogs and humans alike. With patience and plenty of enrichment opportunities, Phyllis is poised to become a loyal and loving family member. 

Bud: The Charming Stray Making Strides 

Bud, a charming stray, is on a journey to find his place in the world. Despite his initial uncertainties, his playful demeanor and affectionate nature make him a joy to be around. With some guidance and lots of love, Bud is sure to blossom into a beloved companion. 

Bailey: The Energetic Outdoor Enthusiast 

Bailey is a playful and energetic dog with a heart of gold. While he may need some time to adjust to new environments, his enthusiasm for outdoor adventures knows no bounds. With a loving family willing to match his energy and provide plenty of playtime, Bailey is ready to embark on a lifetime of fun and companionship.

Scotty: The Charismatic Cat  

Despite facing challenges with arthritis and diabetes, Scotty’s playful antics and irresistible charm are sure to bring joy to any household lucky enough to welcome him. Prospective adopters should note that Scotty may require special care and attention to manage his conditions, but his loving nature and endearing personality make him a wonderful addition to any family willing to provide the care and companionship he deserves. 

Bunny: The Graceful Senior 

Despite her age and battle with Spondylosis, Bunny exudes grace and charm, winning over hearts with her gentle nature and affectionate personality. She may move a bit slower, but her love knows no bounds. 

Millie: The Sweetheart 

Millie, also known as “Baby,” is a sweetheart with a heart of gold. With her warm and welcoming disposition, she’s sure to become a beloved companion, bringing joy and companionship to her forever family. 

Gordie and Norman: The Inseparable Guinea Pig Duo 

Gordie and Norman are not just your average guinea pigs—they’re a dynamic duo in search of a loving home to call their own. Norman, the spirited brother, is quick to show his affection with a love for forehead pets, while Gordie, the more reserved sibling, enjoys a laid-back approach to life. Both have experience living with children and exhibit remarkable tolerance towards their smaller companions. Adopting this pair not only doubles the joy but also promises daily doses of cuteness, shared moments of laughter, and heartwarming companionship.

Donald, Jose, and Panchito: The Curious Trio of Male Rats 

For those seeking unique companionship, look no further than Donald, Jose, and Panchito—a trio of male rats brimming with curiosity and charm. While initially shy, these adorable rodents quickly warm up with patience and treats. Each with their own distinct personality, they promise endless entertainment with their playful antics and inquisitive nature. With a little love and understanding, Donald, Jose, and Panchito are sure to bring joy to any home. 

Coal & Eli Hops: The Endearing Rabbit Pair 

Last but certainly not least, we have Coal and Eli Hops a bonded pair of rabbits whose love for each other is as heartwarming as it is infectious. These clever bunnies have a knack for communication, memorizing tunes for treat time and even signaling their preferences for fresh hay. While they may not enjoy being held, their playful spirits shine during interactive play sessions. From burrowing under sheets to exploring tunnels, Coal and Eli Hops are guaranteed to keep their new family entertained and enamored. 

Did someone special catch your eye? Start the adoption process by visiting us at 11 River Street.  

If you’re unable to adopt right now, we invite you to join us in raising awareness on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Together, let’s rally support to ensure that these long-stay residents find the warm, caring homes they truly deserve!