Each year, many senior pets end up in shelters and rescues around the country. These dogs and cats face uncertain futures and are often overlooked due to their age. Adopt a Senior Pet Month helps to bring awareness to those who may not know the many benefits of adopting a pet with a few extra years on them.
Years of Experience and Wisdom
Senior pets have the unmatched advantage of knowing what life is all about. Since these wise adults have had more years to learn how to enjoy life and their humans, these guys and gals take every opportunity to enjoy the little things. Lounging, dining and being good listeners are just a few of the special traits that come with seniors.
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Gratitude and Loyalty
Saving a senior pet and providing them a loving home will undoubtably give you a forever best friend. This pet will not only show how thankful they are, they will give you a lifetime of loyalty and affection.
— Animal Aid (@AnimalAidPDX) November 1, 2016
Most senior pets are at risk of euthanasia in the shelter system if not housed at a no-kill facility. Oftentimes this is because adopters want young adults or puppies and kittens. However, adopting a senior pet saves more than just one life. In addition to saving the lives of the senior pets who are adopted, you are also making room for another pet to enter the space the adopted pet leaves behind.
Senior Pets Rule
More than any reason, the simple fact is that senior pets rule! If you don’t believe us, ask anyone who owns or has adopted a senior pet. They are sure to tell you endless tales of pets who are loving, loyal, and every bit as awesome as any young pet. So get out there and support senior pets today by visiting your local rescue or shelter and adopt a senior pet this month!
John is a simple senior guy who just wants a warm bed. John has had it with the young kittens in our Free Roaming Room and just wants to spend his days sun bathing and judging everyone from a high perch at your home. As part of #AdoptASeniorPetMonth, John's adoption fee is only $11 for the month of November. Fill out an adoption application on our website for more info on John!
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Remember when adopting a senior pet to stay on top of medical care and use preventative medicine to help keep your pets healthy!