Maybe it’s just us, but we find older pets to be among the most endearing animals on the planet. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, intended to bring these oldies but goodies to the forefront and get them into loving forever homes. It’s a sad fact that not only are older animals given up for adoption, but they’re often overlooked for younger shelter mates – giving them a sometimes sad and heartbroken last chapter to their story. We know that caring for an older animal can be a considerable undertaking, but we’re dishing up 5 reasons senior pals are the best.
- No games. There’s no guessing with older pets, their personalities and physical traits are already established and anything you need to know about them is already known and available.
- They know their stuff. Older pets have already learned what’s appropriate to chew, pee, and snack on, making them easier to incorporate into your household than a puppy or adolescent dog.
- They’re calm. A senior pet won’t be bouncing off the walls for a morning walk or breakfast. All they really want is to relax. Ah, perfect.
- They’re loving. Not only do older pets have years of experience in being buddies, they are some of the most appreciative adoptees at the shelter. It’s fair to assume almost all senior pets have experienced a loving home at some point in their life so they recognize and appreciate the chance at another one.
- Talk about rewarding. Knowing you gave a senior pal a loving last chapter is a unique and fulfilling feeling. While it’s certainly not for everyone, adopting a senior pet is undoubtedly saving a life… and we guarantee it makes the world of difference to that animal.
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