Adopting a Senior Pet

Jul 2, 2021 | Adoption Resources, All About Cats, All About Dogs, Pet Ownership

Senior pets can make great additions to almost any family, and can bring just as much love and joy as a younger pet. Here’s a few reasons why you should adopt a senior pet.

1. Limited Training

In most cases, senior pets have already been housebroken and know basic commands. This means you get to spend less time training and more time bonding in other ways, such as snuggling and playing! 

2. What You See Is What You Get

Senior pets have already reached their adult size and weight, so there’s no questioning if they will outgrow your home.

3. Hyperactive or Low-Key?

When you meet a puppy or kitten for the first time, their personality at that point in their life can vary greatly from the personality they’ll have as an adult. When you meet a senior pet, you have a better idea if they’re sweet and cuddly or fun-loving and energetic, giving you the information you need to make an educated decision on the right pet for your family.

Source: ARL – Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. 2018 –

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