Make a Difference to a Senior Pet
It is always a good time to adopt a senior pet, but November is deemed National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. This month was made to remind people thinking of adding a new member to their family that seniors are also waiting at shelters to be adopted!
You might find as the weather is cooling off, and its time to find that forever family member, that a senior might actually be the perfect fit for you. Many homeless pets that are seniors have had so much in their lives, and are now just looking for a place to settle down and live out their golden years. We see many seniors come to us because their owners have passed, could no longer care for them, or simply needing to move somewhere they can no longer have their pet.
“Senior dogs are just the most incredible, deserving dogs there are. I adopted my first senior dog in late 2014 and I had five wonderful years with him. Not only did adopting him inspire me to start volunteering at NHS, it also made me a life-long advocate for not only adopting but supporting NHS in any way possible when it comes to seniors. They are often overlooked for a variety of reasons but I see them in a different light. They are sweet, loving and deserve a safe, special place to live out their golden years. Please consider adopting a senior dog. You may never know their background or the life they lived before you but you have the chance to give them an incredible life and in doing so, they will change your life for the better.” – Kristen, NHS Development Director.
After spending their whole lives with one person or family, seniors sit at the shelter hoping for a new one to fill their hearts and bring them joy. That person could be you!
We have put together a few reasons of our own why we love seniors, and you should take one home:
- You will already know their personality! With senior pets its easier to see who might be the perfect cuddle buddy or who might rather fly solo.
- There is a lot of training that goes into a young pet, that seniors might already have! Their experience in life may have taught them well, so you don’t have to.
- You are already aware of their size and grooming needs. You can see this pet at their full grown size, so no surprises here!
- Many senior pets are content just relaxing and being near you.
- You know you are truly saving a life, because often times senior pets are overlooked. Seniors tend to stay at shelters longer, and need your help now more than ever.