Senior Sweeties Rock! Consider Adopting an Older Pet.
According to a Petfinder survey, older pets in rescues are considered “less adoptable” and are the hardest group of shelter animals to find homes. With November being Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we’re here to say senior sweeties are the best!
One of the benefits of adopting an older pet is that they are typically more calm and better trained compared to a rambunctious puppy or kitten. If they do need some training, it’s usually much easier than trying to train younger animals. Their experience around humans and more established physical and mental abilities allow them to better adjust to their new living environment. Also, unlike puppies that require much focus and energy to be properly trained, older pets are not a 24/7 commitment. Senior dogs are more mellow and content with a relaxing day-to-day routine. Because of this, senior pets may also be a better fit for families with children or senior citizens.
For more information, visit Petfinder.com. We also encourage you to visit The Grey Muzzle Organization’s website. This organization seeks to improve the lives of at-risk senior dogs by providing funding and resources to animal shelters, rescue organizations, sanctuaries, and other non-profit groups nationwide.
Locally, if you’re interested in adopting a senior (or any!) pet, revisit our blog listing many of our favorite local shelters and rescue organizations.