Getting a deal on a car is expected, especially if you’re down to go home with the lime green station wagon nobody loves. Getting a deal on a dog? You won’t even have to haggle this week, as the Animal Foundation offers half-price fees on often-neglected animals during Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable Pet Week through September 28. So, what qualifies?
Animals 3 years and older
It’s hard to pass over the puppies and kittens clawing for your attention, and pets just a few years older are often overlooked. But consider this: no house training (no teething either).
Pit bulls and pit bull mixes
Pits are the most common breed up for adoption at the Animal Foundation because of their rough reputation and breed restrictions.
The shelter currently has 40 animals available, including guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, a turtle, a dove, a chicken ...
Racism in pet purchases? Animal Foundation spokesperson Meghan Scheibe says black fur makes it more difficult to see facial expressions in shelter lighting (like Beta, a 2-year-old Chihuahua, pictured below), and shelters across the country experience what’s been dubbed black dog syndrome. Also, black cats are associated with witches. ’Cause, ya know, those are real.