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Four Reasons To Adopt a Senior Pet

tabby cat sitting in a basket near a window

Have you ever adopted a senior pet? Most people adopt kittens or puppies, and who can blame them? They’re adorable, fun, full of energy, and super cute! However, senior pets deserve forever homes just as much as their younger counterparts. If you’re considering adding a new pet to your home, here are just four reasons why you should consider a senior pet:

1) Senior pets don’t require constant monitoring and training like kittens or puppies.

If work, family, or other personal obligations take up most of your days, you might not have the time or energy to keep up with a young pet.

2) Senior pets are usually set in their ways which means fewer surprises.

There’s something to be said about comfortable relationships where what you see is what you get, and you know everything about each other. There’s no way to know what kind of kitten or puppy you’ll have until they mature and develop their personalities and quirks. You might be hoping for a couch potato and end up with a high-energy, rambunctious pet instead. Senior pets, much like humans, know who they are and aren’t going to change, so you can pick out one that matches your personality and lifestyle.

3) Many senior pets have lived in a home before so they are already socialized and ready to bond with their new humans.

They know the drill: eat, nap, play, and hang out on the couch with their human after a long day of work. Who could ask for more?

4) You’ll give a deserving senior pet a chance to live out its golden years in a loving home.

Who doesn’t want to be a hero? That’s exactly what you’ll be to a senior pet! Giving them a warm, loving home and dedicated attention- something they might not have gotten at a shelter- will mean the world to them.

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. So what are you waiting for? Give a senior pet the love they deserve! Contact your local shelter today.

If not having reliable pet care is what's preventing you from adopting, we can help! Check out our Services page online to learn what resources we provide in Greensboro and Jamestown, NC.

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