Senior pets can make wonderful additions to your family. There are many senior pets waiting in shelters and rescues, hoping to find their forever homes. Since they are no longer puppies and kittens, senior pets often have a harder time getting adopted. Adopt A Senior Pet month was created to shine a light on these adoptable pets who are so often forgotten and looked over.
There are many reasons why adopting a senior pet is great! From an article on the Best Friends Animal Society website, a list of the many benefits of adopting a senior companion animal:
Did you know that in dog and cat years "senior" starts at age seven? This means that for many senior pets they still have a very long and healthy life ahead of them! They just need your love and a forever home to make those years the happiest yet.
If you are ready to add a furry friend to your family, and would like to search for adoptable senior pets in your area, please visit Petfinder.com.
Also,owning a dog can make you live longer!
so true. people are so quick to adopt a puppy. But getting an older dog you can bypass 'potty training". And you can teach old dogs new tricks! Save a life and rescue a pet from a shelter. Don't buy from a pet store.