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Senior Pets Are The Least Likely Candidates to Find Homes



By Nancy Fedelem | August 13, 2020


Senior Pet Adoption

Fortunately, during COVID, shelters are nearly empty. We know that many people have more time, and more time means saving an animal. Dogs, cats, chickens, and guinea pigs found homes and are living their best lives. What about senior animals? How many seniors are finding forever homes? There are many benefits to adopting seniors.


Here are five reasons:

  1. Did you know that senior pets are great candidates for seniors? Senior pets are typically slower and don’t have all that puppy energy. It’s an excellent match for someone elderly that wants a companion; they don’t have to take on long hikes.

  2. Seniors are typically less destructive, so if you live in an apartment or a home with a small yard, the right pet will be a perfect fit!

  3. Old dogs can learn new tricks. Don’t think Fido can’t learn some additional skills just because they’re older. In fact, seniors typically already know how to sit and even stay.

  4. A senior pet’s health is transparent, and your vet can work with you on any health issues that need to be addressed. With a puppy, you never know what the future will bring.

  5. Seniors are so grateful to have a family. They will tell you with their eyes and hearts how much they appreciate you bringing them into your home.


What’s the best thing about adopting a senior pet?

One of the best things about senior pet adoption is knowing they are going to have an amazing retirement. Dog beds everywhere, treats, and lots of cuddles and love. Things happen in life and sometimes pets need to find a new home. Senior pets often have a hard time finding those homes. Adopting a senior pet helps the shelter system save more animals. I wish we had a bigger house because I would be happy to adopt more of them.


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