Adopt a Senior Pet Month Is Here

November 12, 2012 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | Category: Charity | 1 comment
Tags: charity, adoption & rescue

Annual event highlights older pets in need of forever homes.

Throughout the month of November, rescue organizations and shelters from coast to coast are encouraging individuals to consider older pets when adding a new four-legged family member. That's right, it's time for Adopt a Senior Pet Month.

On the heels of October's Adopt a Shelter Pet Month, November's event promotes the benefits of owning a senior pet -- and shines attention on the many older animals who are often passed over at shelters in favor of younger dogs and cats.

In support of the event, adoption advocates are highlighting reasons to adopt an older pet, pointing out that senior pets are often easier to train, calmer and more affectionate, and settle down quickly with both humans and other pets.

Online pet adoption sites such as are also joining in, highlighting senior pets looking for a forever home. Many local rescue shelters are also promoting Adopt a Senior Pet Month by raising awareness of the needs -- and the benefits -- of senior pets.

Want to know how you can get involved? Here are some of our favorite ways to help:

Tell your friends about the advantages of adopting a senior pet -- you can share the full list of reasons to adopt an older pet from the ASPCA's website.

Contact an animal rescue center to see if they need special donations of food or medicine for their older pets. Find one near you through our service finder.

Take the pledge to Stand Up for Senior Pets. You can find out more by clicking here.

What do you think is the best reason to adopt a senior pet? Share your thoughts below!

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3 years ago

People take home a puppy or a kitten and then give them up because of their age or because they are old and they can't watch them be put down when the time comes I don't think people realize that when you get a puppy or a kitten it's just like marriage til death do us part your in it for the long haul you should be caring for them until they lose their life from age or natrual causes the best reason to adopt one is because they need the rest of their life to be as happy as possible even if that is just a few days, a few weeks or 5 years that pet should not have to lose their life in a shelter no animal should plus some shelters are outdoor ones and old bones are brittle and need more warmth and care.

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