The Pawsitive Advantages of Adopting a Senior Pet

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. These awesome senior animals have a lot to offer, and they might just be the perfect addition to your family.

Senior pets offer a special form of companionship they have learned through their years. They’re past the stage of puppy or kitten behavior, which means you won’t find them chewing on your favorite shoes.

Instead, they’re more likely to curl up beside you, providing a soothing and calming presence.

They’re also often well-mannered, because many pets come with a built-in awareness of basic commands and house training. They’ve been around the block a few times and are more likely to understand and obey rules, although it may take them some time to adjust to a new life with you in a new home.

By giving a senior pet a loving home, you’re not only improving their quality of life but also making space for other animals in need.

There’s something truly special about the bond that forms between an adopter and a senior pet. These animals often understand the concept of a second (or third) chance, and their gratitude and loyalty are heartwarming.

Adopting a senior pet is not just an act of kindness; it’s a testament to your compassion and empathy. These animals may have faced hardships in their lives and giving them a loving retirement home is a selfless and noble act.

Like I’ve said many times before, we can’t change their past, but we can rewrite their future.

Yes, the fascination of cute young pets is inevitable, but there’s something truly special about adopting a senior companion. Adopting a senior pet is a heartwarming journey filled with love, loyalty and the joy of knowing you’ve made an extreme difference in their life.

By opening your heart and home to a senior furry friend, you begin a wonderful adventure that will enrich your life in ways you never imagined. You’ll be amazed at the joy and love they’ll bring into your life!

There are many senior animals at YHS who are looking for a home. Yes, it might be hard because you may have a limited amount of time with them, but wouldn’t you rather they have that time with you rather than being alone in a shelter?