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 highlights 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, the ASPCA compiled a list of 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. Under the “Home” tab there is a direct link to the ASPCA. Please seriously consider adopting a senior pet now !