Senior Pet Adoption
Why do senior pets become homeless?
Sometimes they outlive their guardians.
Sometimes their owners cannot care for themselves anymore and their pets are not
welcome at the extended care facility or nursing home. In some cases, years of
loyalty and devotion are disregarded when a health issue surfaces and the owner
is unwilling or unable to see their companion through their golden years.
The Serenity of a Senior
Senior Pets Can be a Good Fit for Seniors
We all change as we age. If we live long enough, everyone gets arthritis. Our
vision isn't what it used to be. We love to be warm and comfortable.
Senior pets can be a perfect fit for Senior lifestyles:
- many people adopt after losing a pet who has been with them for years.
At that point, a puppy or a kitten might be too much of a change.
- Seniors worried about being outlived by their new friend may feel more
secure about adopting a senior pet
- Senior pets are ready companions who are already trained and settled.
The Serenity of a Senior can easily overrule the charm of puppies and
- No personality surprises
- Less demanding
- Needs less supervision
- Are usually housetrained
- Are happy for a second chance in a loving home
- Adults from rescue will be neutered and vaccinated
- Seniors generally settle in better than youngsters with other adult pets
already in the home
- Well cared for pets still offer years of love and energy
- Last but not least, you can teach an old dog (or cat) new tricks - in
fact adults learn quicker than youngsters