Thursday, November 4, 2010

Adopt a Senior Cat

Teasle - recently adopted

10 Reasons Senior Pets Rule:
  1. When senior pets are adopted, they seem to understand that they've been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
  2. A senior pet's personality has already developed, so you'll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
  1. You can teach an old dog (or cat or other pet) new tricks (I do every day with my own cats!): Senior pets have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.
  2. A senior pet may very well already know basic commands anyway!
  3. In particular, senior pets are often already housetrained, or can be more easily housetrained than a young pet with a tiny bladder.
  4. A senior pet won't grow any larger, so you'll know exactly how much pet you're getting.
  5. Senior pets are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger pets, who may get into mischief because they're bored.
  6. Speaking of relaxing, senior pets make great napping buddies.
  7. Senior pets know that chew toys (not shoes) are for chewing and scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching.
  8. Senior pets are some of the hardest to find homes for -- so when you adopt a senior pet, you're truly saving a life.

Missy - adopted last year.

Pet Haven, other limited admission shelters and humane societies have an unlimited source of 'older' cats and dogs looking for a home. Please consider giving these wonderful pets a chance to love you in their retirement years.

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