Last updated: 22 Jul, 2019
Published on: 28 Jan, 2014
Thinking outside the litter box: share your inventive adoption ideas
Ever had an idea pop into your head that is so brilliant that you just have to tell someone? Well, here’s your chance!
We want to hear from you, our loyal rescue groups and volunteers, about some of the inventive adoption ideas you’ve come up with in your local area. Anything that your group or shelter has done to encourage adoptions, however wacky, we want to hear about and share them.
For example, Eileen Fletcher from Greyhounds NT helped set-up their hugely successful ‘Greyhound Walk’ initiative. By dressing their eager pups in cute ‘adopt me’ jackets, Eileen and her group of volunteers were able to get heads turning with an evening stroll along the Darwin foreshore.
The program has been a big success with the locals, and the monthly walks have become a great way for the rescue group to interact with potential adopters, and give them a chance to meet with the pups before they make a decision on adopting.
“Anyone who has contacted us about adopting is strongly urged to come along and meet all the dogs available for adoption in one spot. We find that once people have actually met an ex-racer, a lot of their preconceptions are dispelled.” Great work Eileen!
At the other end of the country, we have RSPCA South Australia and their creative cat adoption campaign ‘No Mum Left Behind’. Families who adopted a kitten were encouraged to consider the special bond between a kitten and its mama and given the opportunity to take the mum home for free. They used the ‘Adopt the Baby. Get the Babysitter Free’ to good effect.
So, if you’ve come up with an imaginative adoption idea, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to share them with us and we may just feature them in our regular newsletters!