Love is Not Measured in Years-Adopt a Senior Pet Month

CHAH Updates


Love is not measured in years. Adopting pets of all ages is important, but this November we are sharing the importance of providing loving homes for senior pets. Did you know senior dogs and cats spend most of their lives in and out of a shelter before finding a furever home? There are many reasons as to why adopting a senior pet can be beneficial to both you and the adoptee.

Many people walk into a shelter or scour a rescue’s website hoping to adopt a new puppy or kitten, completely overlooking a perfectly suitable older dog or cat. In many cases, dogs and cats that carry a senior attribute are the most difficult to place into homes. They can often live out the rest of their lives in a shelter kennel. However, there are plenty of benefits to selecting an older pet over a younger one.

Benefits of Adopting a Senior:

  • Shorter commitment
  • Lower maintenance
  • More than likely house broken
  • Calmer temperaments
  • Better manners
  • Experts at basic commands

These wizened pets give the same love and affection of a younger pet, but with more years of experience. Visit your local shelter or rescue and give a senior pet a furever home!



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