The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : There Are Many Benefits to Adopting a Senior Pet from a Shelter or Rescue Organization: Gratitude and Loyalty of the Animal for the Remaining Years of its Life, Are Two of Them

Monday, November 10, 2014

There Are Many Benefits to Adopting a Senior Pet from a Shelter or Rescue Organization: Gratitude and Loyalty of the Animal for the Remaining Years of its Life, Are Two of Them

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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and there are many benefits to adopting one of these seniors that have ended up in shelters through no fault of their own. Sadly, some owners surrender a senior pet to a shelter just because the pet is old and the owner no longer wants to take care of the pet. Senior pets do require more visits to the veterinarian sometimes with a large cost, but most are still healthy into later years.

Surrendering a senior pet often ends in euthanasia for an animal that still has many years of life ahead. Happily, there are now rescue organizations that recognize that senior pets still have a lot of love to give and more senior pets are now being rescued, fostered, and finally adopted into new homes.

There are many benefits to adopting a senior pet from a shelter or rescue organization.

A senior pet is already mellowed with good behavior from having lived in a home for many years.

Senior pets are less destructive than a puppy.

A pet parent can often find a purebred senior pet that has been surrendered to a shelter.

The best benefit that comes from adopting a senior pet is that you become a hero to the animal and you receive the gratitude and loyalty of the animal for the remaining years of its life.

Please consider adopting a "SENIOR" animal from your local animal shelter.
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