New Rochelle Humane Society (New Rochelle, New York 10801) reminds us that November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month! Senior pets can, and do, bond very strongly with adopters. Many seem to understand that they have been given another chance at a happy life and are grateful for the opportunity to love someone, and be loved in return.
Below are just a few of the many benefits of adopting a senior pet!
What You See Is What You Get
Senior pets are open books – from the start, you’ll know important things like their full grown size, personality and individual needs. All of this information makes it easier to pick the right pet and forge that instant love connection that will last a lifetime.
If you’re not into surprises, a senior pet is for you!
Easy To Train
Think you can’t teach an old dog (or cat) new tricks? Hogwash!
Senior pets are great at focusing on you and the task at hand because they’re calmer than their younger counterparts. Plus, all those years of experience with people can help them quickly figure out what it is you’re asking!
Senior Pets Are Super Loving
One of the cool parts of our job is reading stories from people just like you who have opted to adopt. The emails we get from adopters of senior pets seem to all contain beautiful, heartfelt descriptions of the love and companionship they provide.
It’s an instant bond that cannot be topped!
They’re Not A 24-7 Job
Senior pets don’t require the constant monitoring that puppies and kittens do, leaving you with more freedom to do your own thing. If you have young children, a busy work schedule, or just value your “me time,” this is definitely a bonus.
They Settle In Quickly
Senior pets have “been around the block” and have already learned what it takes to be a part of the family. They’ll fit right in in no time!
Your floors, shoes, and furniture will thank you for adopting a senior pet! Senior pets are already housetrained and have the physical and mental abilities to pick up on your household rules much quicker than a puppy or kitten.
You Won’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
There are those who yearn for an animal companion, but hold back because they worry what might change in their lives in the years to come. And they are wise to do so! The typical dog or cat can live well into their late teens, making them a long term responsibility. Providing a loving home for a senior pet is not a less serious commitment, but it can be a shorter one.
They Enjoy Easy Livin’
Couch potato, know thyself! Please consider a canine retiree or senior kittizen rather than a high energy puppy or kitten who will run your ragged! All pets require exercise, but seniors are not going to need, or want, to run a marathon every day.
Save A Life, Be A Hero
At the New Rochelle Humane Society, senior pets have a tough time catching the eye of potential adopters. And, unlike puppies and kittens, these seniors once had a home, so they know what their missing.
Need we say more?
At the New Rochelle Humane Society, there are several senior pets looking for that special someone. Below are just a few of our adoptable seniors.