Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Top Ten Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month!! 

There are so many wonderful reasons to adopt a pet. Bringing a new pet into your home can provide a limitless amount of adventures. Similarly, taking the opportunity to adopt a senior pet has an unlimited amount of perks, some of which are often overlooked due to the pet’s age.
Take the chance to bring a senior pet into your home, you will have a set friend for life and their world will be forever changed. Quite often by bringing home that older pet, you are not only giving them a loving home but could be saving their life.
Here are just ten reasons to adopt a senior pet, but we think there are many more reasons to bring that furry friend into your life.

Top Ten Reasons Why Adopting a Senior Pet Rocks

Celebrate the Golden Years

The best years of a person and pet’s life are often referred to as the golden years. Why not take the time to live it up and make the golden years the very best time of your lives!
Ready for Snuggles
Any pet can benefit from kisses, cuddles, and extra snuggles. Senior pets are no different. By having a senior pet, chances are they might want a little more rest, relaxation and deeper connections.


Chances are your senior pet will not need to be house-trained. Just another benefit to adopting a senior pet! That being said, there are still always opportunities for learning and training no matter what age. This applies to humans and pets alike.

Enjoy a Slower Pace

Adopting a senior pet leads the way to enjoy a slower pace of life. You can fully enjoy everything life has to offer, taking the time for slow walks, smelling the flowers, and enjoying the best of nature with your furry friend by your side.

Second Chances

There are many reasons why a senior pet can end up in an animal shelter or rescue organization ~ from natural disasters to a caretaker passing away. When you take a chance on a senior pet, you provide them with a new lease on life and a happy new forever home!

Endless Opportunities

With a senior pet by your side, there are endless opportunities for fun, adventure, and companionship. Whether you want to travel, catch up on your favorite book or television show, or even an afternoon cat nap, your furry friend is right there with you every step of the way.

New Best Friend

Once you adopt a senior pet, you have an automatic new best friend. Their loyalty will never waiver, their love will be forever, and you can always count on them to appreciate what you have done for them.

Age is Just a Number

Due to advancements in veterinary medicine, healthy premium foods, and pet wellness, many pets are living longer, healthier, and more satisfying lives. Pets are thriving well into their senior years and deserve the best of everything we can give them.

Ready and Waiting

So many different types of pets are ready and waiting for their new forever homes. Senior pets are sitting in animal shelters and rescue organizations around the world just waiting for the chance to meet their new forever humans. Could that be you?! 

Grey is the New Black

The new “it” color is grey. Grey is a popular color this fall fashion season and we truly believe that grey muzzles are the best. Everyone thinks silver paws, grey faces, and salt and pepper locks on dogs and cats are dignified and downright adorable. If you agree, it may very well be that you have found the perfect pet to take more selfies with!

Senior pets are amazing companions. You will have an instant addition to your squad, a co-pilot for your travels, and a best friend for all your adventures ~ whether indoors or outside. Next time you are at the shelter, please take the time to stop by and meet a senior pal . . . the shy ones, the scared ones, the so-called 'less adoptables'. We're guessing that you will indeed find your next forever friend there waiting for you!

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Raven Hannah is a self-described animal whisperer, lifelong pet parent, and owner of HolisticPetsAndPeeps.com & TheGiftedPet.com. She is certified as a holistic consultant, aromatherapist, Reiki practitioner (for animals and people), and pet nutritionist. She encourages others to celebrate animals as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled! When Raven isn’t busy being a slave to her very demanding senior cats or helping her favorite rescues with fundraising projects, she is most likely working on growing her businesses and raising awareness in an effort to make this world a better place for all creatures.

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