Thursday, November 8, 2012

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Senior Dogs Rock!
Puppies and kittens are cute.  Very cute.  However, if you're thinking about adding a pet to your family, you really should at least consider a senior pet.

Adopting a senior pet means that you'll know exactly what you're getting.  Personalities are already formed and good habits already developed.  No puppy to housebreak.  No kitten to litterbox train.  Which also means less clean up for you and less worry about your floors and furniture.

According to, some people worry that a senior pet comes with problems, but according to Hazel Blumber-McKee of Tallahassee, Florida, there are no disadvantages.
"In most cases they've had a home and they want one again."
Hazel adopted 8 1/2 year old Sadie and has never regretted it.
"An older animal is easier to deal with.  And Sadie is still playful.  She plays fetch and gallops all over the place."
At animal shelters and rescue groups everywhere, there are loving, healthy senior pets like Sadie looking for that one special home to cherish them for the rest of their life, and they don't ask for much:  just a warm place to sleep, good meals, and plenty of love.

You'd be saving lives.  Older pets are usually the first to be euthanized.  Not only would you save the pet you adopt, but you'd make room for another pet to have a chance at a loving home.

Fetch available senior pets available for adoption at an animal shelter or rescue near you.



  1. Older dogs are awesome!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ If you can't adopt, consider fostering. I'm thinking about trying to foster after the holidays (If I can convince my husband).

  2. What a great awareness campaign. We know someone with a puppy that isn't going to be able to keep it do to changing life situations that don't allow for the attention the puppy needs. Had they adopted an older dog, the dog would fit the new situation.


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