While we are excited that November kicks off the holiday season, we are even more excited that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Senior pets may have a few more birthday candles than their younger counterparts, but they are just as cute and loveable, and make great pets! In fact, senior pets may even be more suitable to your lifestyle—they just need someone to give them a chance.
There are quite a few overlooked advantages to adopting a senior pet.
They are already set in their ways with their own personality, meaning you can likely find a senior who has all the traits you’re looking for.Older pets have likely grown out of their childish behavior like teething, destructive behavior and accidents in the house—no constant monitoring or training for you!Mature pets are more likely to settle into the home quicker as they may have previous experience of living in a home among people and other pets.Though they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, older pets can absolutely learn new skills! Some may even have some basic training and know commands like “sit” or “down.”
Have we convinced you yet? If so, and you’re in the tri-state area and ready to open your heart and home to a senior pet, take a look below at some of our adoptable senior animals! Not from the tri-state area? Find a shelter near you to find your senior furry friend!
Handsome man Dutch is a nine-year-old bundle of love who can’t get enough butt scratches, head kisses and chewing on treats! Learn more about Dutch by clicking on his profile.
Karl is an 11-year-old independent man who loves getting his energy out by entertaining himself with his catnip banana, toy mice or by playing with his human! Karl has previously lived well with a dog, too. To learn more about Karl, click on his profile!
Fourteen-year-old Gusto greets everyone he meets with a chirp and meow! He enjoys sitting on laps, receiving rubs and scratches and sending an occasional email as he saunters across your keyboard. If you’re looking for a new assistant, click on Gusto’s profile to learn more!
Terra may be deaf and visually impaired, but she has no clue she’s different—her disabilities don’t slow her down one bit! This seven-year-old gal loves chasing any type of ball and is a true lap cat! To learn more about Terra, click on her profile!
Kitty is an eight-year-old shy but sweet girl who is affectionate, mellow and loves to lounge in her favorite spots. To learn more about Kitty, click on her profile!
Sixteen-year-old Winona proves that age is nothing but a number! She is always happy to get some love and enjoys spending her time lazing and purring the day away. To learn more about Winona, click on her profile!