If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably spent more time than you would like to admit reading through Petfinder looking at dogs who need homes. We totally understand that the rescue’s job is to make their dogs as appealing as possible so that they can find forever homes but sometimes they go a little… overboard. Given how much time we’ve spent trolling Petfinder, we’d like to think we’ve gotten pretty good at deciphering what some of these ads are really saying. Below we will give examples of several key phrases that we saw in current ads* and what we think they really mean.
“I may be small, but I come with BIG attitude.” = Will gladly tear into the underbelly of larger dogs.
*See a dog that you absolutely must have? All of these dogs are adoptable (at the time of posting), so message us and we’ll send you their direct Petfinder link.
Did we miss anything? What Petfinder descriptions have stood out to you in the past? Share below!