Adopting a Senior Pet
In a perfect world, every senior pet would spend its twilight years surrounded by a loving family. But sadly, senior pets that end up in shelters often do not have the luxury of a second chance. Below are the top 10 reason we believe you should adopt a senior pet.
- Seniors are Super-Loving. Chances are that when adopting a senior cat or dog, you have rescued a wonderful, loving animal. A senior pet can sense that he or she has been rescued and will be eternally thankful and loyal to his or her new “furever” family.
- They’re Not a 24-7 Job. Senior pets don’t require the constant monitoring puppies or kittens do. Senior animals are mellow, relaxed and ready for their new home. Most senior pets are happiest sitting at your feet or curled up in their bed next to yours.
- They Settle in Quickly. Senior animals are “been there, done that” kind of pets. They have already learned what it takes to become a part of the family and what is expected of them. They know, for example, that shoes are for walking and bones are for chewing.
- WYSIWYG (“What you see is what you get.”) Senior pets are full grown and their personalities are completely developed. When you meet with your senior dog or cat, you will know what kind of wonderful, loving animal he or she is and will always be. Knowing this information beforehand ensures the perfect connection, one that will last a lifetime.
- Fewer Messes. No torn up shoes, carpet, and furniture!