Thursday, September 23, 2010

Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week: Are you Mavis' Angel?

I'm a sweet girl looking for my angel
Not all shelter pets are created equal. 
According to a recent survey by Petfinder, older pets and those who have special needs have the hardest time finding homes.
That's why we're introducing you to Mavis, a sweet 8+-year-old Corgi mix who currently lives at Mostly Mutts animal rescue near Atlanta, Ga.

Mavis, who looks to be a little "Puggish" as well, is a sweet little girl -- about 25 pounds -- who's looking for a quiet, loving home. She loves belly rubs and playing with her toys and is quite happy taking nice, long naps during the day.

While she is a healthy little dog, Mavis has  "dry eye" and will require drops twice a day. Mostly Mutts founder Paige O'Neill says, "she allows me to do it as long as she gets a treat and some play time after!"

Dry eye is easily treated -- I know because I had a Lhasa Apso who needed eye drops -- and it became an easy and important part of his day-to-day routine. With a little practice, it became a piece of cake for my Lhasa Thai, and he always looked forward to the ensuing treats! Thai lived a long and happy 16 years before Cosmo Havanese came along.
While Mavis may be considered less adoptable because of her eye condition and her mature age, anyone with an 8-year-old dog will tell you it's the best age ever! She's a perfect partner for someone looking for a loving companion!
This week also is Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week, the latest Be The Change For Pets challenge from the folks at BlogPaws. We're hoping that with a little extra awareness this week, Mavis and other pets like her in shelters across the country will find their forever homes. To check out more stories about less adoptable pets, scroll down to the blog roll below.


  1. Thanks for spreading the word! Mavis is a super cute dog, we sure hope that he finds his forever home soon.
    Your Friends

  2. What a cutie he is! I hope he finds a furever home soon.

  3. Mavis is beautiful. I hope she finds a home soon!

    Your pal, Pip

  4. Thanks pals! I hope Mavis finds a home soon too. Such a sweet little girl.

  5. I am sure that Mavis, will soon find her Home and people who will love her and will take utmost care of her.

  6. Hi Cosmo,
    We found you on the blog hop! Stop by mine if you'd like! My mom likes your post on Mavis...check out today's post on my blog about the blind dog my mom hung out with today! Cool blog dude!


  7. So ironic, really - it's the same for pets as for children - "older" or "special needs" in both cases have a harder time finding homes... there's a whole psychological thing going on there, it seems ("I only want a baby, or perfect, or...")

    In the meantime, fingers crossed for Mavis and other doggies looking for their homes.

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