November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month a time for animal shelters and humane societies to urge potential pet owners to think about adopting older dogs and cats.
There are many reasons why pet owners choose to adopt senior pets. For one, these pets are already house-trained, potty-trained; and they will not ruin furniture. Some senior animals are not moving as quickly as they used to; and this makes for a calmer animal. Best of all, adopting older pets gives animals a second chance at living outside of cages.
Adopting a senior pet requires love and commitment. These animals will need more frequent vet visits and time spent outside. The more outdoor playtime, the better these animals will be. Playing with dogs and cats in a fenced-in backyard allows them to run, jump and strength train - especially important as they age to build healthy bones and joints.
This Senior Pet Month, consider pet adoption of older pets! Visit a local animal shelter near you today.