unadoptable


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unadoptable

(ˌʌnəˈdɒptəbəl)
adj
(of children or animals) not able to be adopted or placed in a home
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unadoptable - difficult to place in an adoptive homeunadoptable - difficult to place in an adoptive home
adoptable - suitable or eligible for adoption; "a shortage of adoptable babies"
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The CBS show, "Lucky Dog," follows animal trainer Brandon McMillan, who rescues hard-to-love, out-of-control, untrained and unadoptable dogs.
The humane society originally thought Missy was unadoptable because of her shyness around other dogs and people.
Among the opportunities for growth is, during her orphanage stay, a memorable chance to make life better for some severely disabled, unadoptable children.
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In addition same-sex parents are more likely to accept children considered special needs, harder to place or unadoptable (ACLU, 2011, p.
The chickens are kept in horrific conditions (by cockfighting rings), and injuries and diseases make many of them unadoptable,'' Gordon said.
Children unlucky enough to have any medical problems, even minor ones, were likely to be labelled as unadoptable and not placed.
Sam, a purebred hairless Chinese crested, was so ugly he was considered unadoptable until Susie Lockheed picked him up from a rescue pound in 1999.
The volume concludes with an October 2008 report by the US Government Accountability Office arguing that effective long-term options are needed to manage unadoptable wild horses.
Three years after Lucy's parental rights were terminated, Terry languished in a residential treatment center: unadopted and seemingly unadoptable.
It was seven years ago that Konosky moved to Cummings Valley near Tehachapi to set up a second nonprofit sanctuary for unadoptable dogs, returning to Burbank on weekends.
The odds that Peta is only receiving unadoptable animals are about the same as me winning the lottery and being struck by lightning on the same day.