Animal shelters and rescue groups everywhere have loving, healthy, senior pets looking for that one special home to cherish them for the rest of their life. Senior pets generally end up at shelters because their owners can no longer care for them, owner's have to move, life altering changes, etc. These lonely souls don't ask for much: just a warm place to sleep, good meals and plenty of love.
Adopting a senior pet has a lot of advantages. Some actually recommend a senior pet for first time pet owners. Senior pets don't require the attention and care associated with having a puppy or kitten.
Here are some advantages to adopting a senior pet:
- Personalities are already developed, so you will know if he or she is a good fit for your family and lifestyle.
- Senior pets will know basic household rules.
- What you see is what you get - the senior pet won't grow anymore.
- You can teach an old dog, and cat, new tricks. Believe it!
- Most pets adopted understand they have been rescued and are very thankful for it.
- Senior pets can be the most difficult to find homes for, so you are truly saving a life.
During Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month, take the opportunity to get acquainted with the older pets available at your local animal shelters. Save the life of an older pet and give them a new lease on life. You will be rewarded unconditionally.