Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month


Don't let a pet's age prevent you from adopting them! Senior pets have so much love to offer their owners. They are usually a bit more mellow, potty trained and yes....senior dogs can be taught new tricks.


Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

1. Older dogs are house trained. You won't have to go through the difficult stage(s) of teaching a puppy house manners and mopping/cleaning up after accidents.

2. Older dogs are not teething puppies, and won't chew your shoes and furniture while growing up.

3. Older dogs can focus well because they've mellowed. Therefore, they learn quickly.

4. Older dogs have learned what "no" means. If they hadn't learned it, they wouldn't have gotten to be "older" dogs.

5. Older dogs settle in easily, because they've learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of a pack.

6. Older dogs are good at giving love, once they get into their new, loving home. They are grateful for the second chance they've been given.

7. What You See Is What You Get: Unlike puppies, older dogs have grown into their shape and personality. Puppies can grow up to be quite different from what they seemed at first.

8. Older dogs are instant companions -- ready for hiking, car trips, and other things you like to do.

9. Older dogs leave you time for yourself, because they don't make the kinds of demands on your time and attention that puppies and young dogs do.

10. Older dogs let you get a good night's sleep because they're accustomed to human schedules and don't generally need nighttime feedings, comforting, or bathroom breaks.


There are so many senior pets waiting for YOU! Won't you give them a loving forever home?


Please save a life and adopt a senior pet today. If you're ready to bring home a senior pet, please visit the below links.

Pet Finder

The Grey Muzzle Organization

The Senior Dog Project

Old Dog Haven

Here are my senior girls...the are so DARN CUTE! I love my girls!


Lucy is a 11 yr old Aussie Kelpie


Molly is a 9 yr old Beagle


Is there a senior pet waiting for YOU?


  1. I agree. I adopted an older Italian Greyhound. Bambi has fit right in with all my other animals.

  2. What a great entry. I advocate against animal cruelty all the time. Senior pets are abandoned all too often, either someone doesn't want to foot the health care of an older animal, or they are no longer as playful as a pup to some people. They couldn't be more wrong! All they ever needed was someone to love them and they would love them in return, even more so. (Hugs)Indigo

  3. Very nice entry about Senior Pets! I would love to have a housefull of them! Your Lucy and Molly are beautiful! They are very lucky older ladies! :)

  4. your pets are so cute!!! great entry on senior pets!! we've tended to go for puppies because of the kids, but I'm thinking with our next dog we will probably be in our 60s and a senior pet will be the right age for us as we won't be so spry to keep up with a puppy anymore; great reasons to have them too as you listed

    enjoy the day



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