Adopting a pet is a way of giving a loving new home to a shelter animal – and maybe even saving its life. There are many different animal care issues to consider during the adoption process, but it will all be worthwhile when you go home with your new pet.
Older animals can be more reliable because their character is already fully developed.
Shorter walks & play times
Older pets already have an established routine, and they are usually quieter and less demanding to look after. In older age, animals adapt well to the lifestyles and routines of their human companions.
Seniors are for everyone
Thanks to their quiet and stable nature, older animals often make good first-time pets. People who have no experience with caring for animals can learn a lot from older pets.
Doing a good thing
It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you’re giving an older animal a happy retirement and made the most of the time that remains for that animal.
Older pets are house-trained and used to going for walks; they don’t scratch the furniture, and they generally know how to behave.