November Is Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

November 8, 2011 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | Category: Charity | 1 comment
Tags: adoption & rescue, charity

Annual initiative spotlights 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 member of the family during 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 Petfinder’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.

Have you heard of organizations near you that are promoting Adopt a Senior Pet Month? What do love about senior pets? Tell us your thoughts below!

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4 years ago

Well then it is the time for cats like Tickles and dogs like Benny to find homes I hope they do this month.

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