Adding a pet to your family is always meaningful, but with a senior pet it’s somehow even more special. #PetfinderSenior
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Senior pets are among the last to be adopted from shelter and rescue organizations. In reality, seniors make some of the best pets possible, and are well-suited for many types of families. Petfinder is your resource for all things related to senior cats and dogs. Click through to find out why you should consider adopting a senior pet.
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Senior pets are amazing for so many reasons: they’re perfect nap buddies, their personalities are already developed, and they’re incredibly grateful for forever homes.
Old dogs can learn new tricks. Keep your #PetfinderSenior sharp by stimulating their mind with games and a training regimen.
Adding a new animal friend to your home is exciting and fulfilling, and when it’s a senior it’s somehow even more meaningful. Learn more about what makes seniors so special - and search for a new old friend of your own - on petfinder.com.
It takes a long time for senior dogs and cats to get this sweet. #PetfinderSenior
Good nutrition is important at every age, but finding the right diet for your senior pet makes all the difference. Specially formulated foods like Purina® Pro Plan® Bright Mind™ nclude enhanced botanical oils that help promote mental sharpness in dogs age 7+
Just because your dog is slowing down doesn’t mean he should be spending all his time on the couch. Make sure to keep him active with plenty of short walks and lots of playtime. #PetfinderSenior
On the fence about adopting a senior cat? Senior cats are often better-behaved than their younger counterparts. Skip the hassle of etiquette training and get to the fun part of cat ownership: playing and lounging. #PetfinderSenior
Senior dogs are well-versed in many things. Most importantly: napping. #PetfinderSenior
Another great reason to consider adopting a senior pet: their personalities are already developed, so you’ll know immediately if he or she is a good fit for your family. #PetfinderSenior
It really doesn’t get better than a senior dog. Learn more about what makes older pets extra special. #PetfinderSenior
Adopting a senior pet? Unless there’s an immediate need, save any stressful activities like bathing or visiting the vet until the first few days after adoption, when your senior pet has had a chance to rest and adjust.
While most senior dogs are amazingly adaptable, your dog will appreciate quiet time around the house. Soak it up and enjoy this special time.
One reason senior cats rule: these older cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.
The first few days in your home are special and critical. Your new dog will be confused about where he is and what to expect from you. Setting up some clear structure with your family for your dog will help make a smooth transition.
When you bring home a senior dog, remember that the first week is generally the time where your new family member is adjusting and adapting to your home. Usually after this first transition week, your pet's real personality starts to emerge. That’s when the fun really starts!
When you bring your senior dog home, make sure to give him or her a comfy place to rest. Chances are your pup will want to get some sleep after the excitement of meeting their new family.
Anyone who has adopted a senior dog can testify to how amazing it is. It’s important to transition them into their new lives slowly, and with lots of love.
They’re called the “golden years” for a reason! #AdoptASeniorPet
Bringing a senior pet into your life can be incredibly fulfilling. At the beginning, it’s especially important to ease older pets into their new homes and take introductions to new people and places slowly.