November is “Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month,” and the Dumb Friends League wants to remind everyone looking to add a new pet to their life that love knows no age. To help its more mature adoptable pets find happy homes, the Dumb Friends League is waiving the adoption fee for all pets that are 5 years old and older, through the entire month of November.
There are many benefits to adopting a more mature companion—because while their faces may be a little gray, their hearts are pure gold.
- What you see is what you get. Older cats and dogs are open books—their personalities are already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is the right fit for you.
- It’s not a full-time job. Adult pets are past the kitten and puppy phase that often requires an extensive commitment of time and energy. This is definitely a bonus for families with young kids and busy professionals.
- With age comes wisdom. Your senior pet is more likely to come housetrained, and may also already know basic commands and manners.
- Old dog, new tricks. Think you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Think again. Older pets CAN learn new things and are great at focusing on you—and on the task at hand—because they’re calmer than youngsters.
- Senior snuggles are the best. Senior pets don’t require as much daily activity and are perfectly happy snuggled up with you on the couch during those lazy Sundays.
- Less transition time. Mature companion pets will settle in quickly and make themselves right at home.
- Great for rookies. Adopting a senior pet is a great option for first-time pet owners. They are ready-made companions and are every bit as loving and loyal as a younger pet.
- Shorter commitment. Adopting a senior pet is not a less serious commitment, but it can be a shorter one. If you’re not sure where you’ll be in 10 years, of if you too are approaching your golden years, consider adopting a senior pet. You’ll be providing a loving home for a displaced pet to live out its later years.
- Rewarding. Whether you have them for five years or 10, we can’t think of anything more rewarding than making the last years of a pet’s life the best that they can be.
- They’re ADORABLE! Who can disagree?
All cat and dog adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip identification implant and a free office visit with a participating veterinarian. The standard adoption screening process still applies during all waived fee promotions. For more information on the Dumb Friends League, visit ddfl.org or call (303) 751-5772.
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