Although in the past we have adopted out disabled animals who had come to us from traditional shelters where they were considered “unadoptable,” in recent years adoptions have become a much smaller part of what we do. In 2014 we adopted out only three disabled dogs, for example.
That’s because we have increasingly focused on saving our very limited space for those disabled dogs who are less suitable for adoption: the elderly, those who have been through too much already (for example, trauma and abuse), and those who have extensive and ongoing medical needs (i.e., diabetes, kidney disease, seizures, etc.). These are the disabled dogs who can most benefit from the kind of stable home life and other resources we can provide long-term.
We are no longer doing adoptions, and the disabled dogs who are already here, or who will be coming to us in the future, will be here to stay.
If you’d like to see some of our previous adoptions, you can find those happy endings here.