It's a tail as old as time — human finds pet, pet finds human, and they live happily ever after.

Unfortunately, animals with special needs are often overlooked by potential adopters. In fact, Petfinder reports that 95% of their adoption groups currently have "less-adoptable" pets who are struggling to find homes.

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Special needs animals aren't for everyone, but they are amazing companions to those who can care for them properly. Here are five Colorado special needs pets that currently need loving homes, according to Petfinder:

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