Saturday, November 10, 2018

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt A Senior Cat ♥

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month and we want to challenge you to look behind the fluffy cuteness of a new puppy or kitten and see the beauty that older pets have to offer! Here are our top 10 reasons to adopt a senior cat (also be sure to check out our top 10 reasons to adopt a senior dog). For tips on caring for your older pet, ask us about Senior Pet Care 101.

Top 10 reasons to adopt a Senior Cat:

1. When senior cats are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.

2. A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.

3. You can teach an old cat new tricks: Senior cats have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.

4. A senior cat may very well already know basic household etiquette (like not attacking your feet at night) anyway!

5. In particular, senior cats are often already litter trained and are less likely to “forget” where the box is.

6. A senior cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much cat you’re getting.

7. Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.

8. Speaking of relaxing, senior cats make great napping buddies.

9. Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.

10. Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for ~ so when you adopt a senior cat, you’re truly saving a life.

Choosing to adopt a senior cat is a life-saving choice, but don’t adopt one because you feel bad . . . . adopt one because they’re easy-going, instant companions.  When senior cats are surrendered it may be due to a life-altering change and is a last resort, however, we are finding that lately, this is not always the case.  An owner’s ill health, the birth of a child, allergies, senior pet illness, an unforeseen move or financial change; the reasons (or excuses) are many. Senior cats that end up in shelters are good cats with no place else to go.  No senior pet deserves to spend the last years of their life in a noisy, scary shelter. By choosing to adopt a senior cat you’re giving him, or her, a second chance at life.  ♥

The Gifted Pet is raising funds via Senior Pet Project to help keep senior pets in forever homes, as well as help seniors keep their pets. Won't you please support this very important cause?!

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