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Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

Post by: Kenzie on Nov 11th 2019

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Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and our team of pet door installation experts are excited to give you a few of the reasons to consider adopting a senior pet.

They're Instant Companions

Many people believe that senior pets who’ve been adopted seem to know how fortunate they are that you’ve given them a home when no one else would. They’ll spend every second from the moment you take them home with you showing their love and gratitude, cementing an instant bond between the two of you.

They're Less Energetic Than Younger Pets

Most older pets are well past their chaotic stage of never-ending energy and varying levels of destruction. While they’ll still appreciate a daily walk and some playtime, they’re also completely happy to lounge around and curl up next to you. They won’t require the same amount of monitoring and cleaning up after as young pets, so if you’ve been hesitant to adopt due to a busy schedule you’ll find that their mellow temperaments will fit perfectly into your household.

Old Pets Can Still Learn New Tricks

Though older pets have likely mastered basic training points, that doesn’t mean they can’t still learn new ones. Pets can be trained at any age! You might even find that your senior pet will be even more keen to learn than a younger pet would normally be. In fact, senior pets have a better grasp on attention and comprehension than their younger counterparts, making it easier to teach them skills such as obedience commands or how to use a pet door.

Senior Pets Need Homes Just as Much as Younger Pets

Every pet deserves a home, no matter their age, and senior pets are just as much in need of loving forever homes as new young pets. Many of them once had some kind of home, but for whatever case they were given up to a shelter and are now in desperate need of a home through no fault of their own. If you’re reluctant to adopt an older pet for fear of a painful loss sooner rather than later, remember that the quality of the time you spend together is much more important than the quantity of it, and the bond that you will form with your senior pet is one that you will cherish forever.

You Can Save a Life

When you adopt a senior pet you’re literally saving a life, which is the most rewarding part! Shelters are quick to get overcrowded, and older pets are often overlooked in favor of young puppies and kitties, unfortunately making them among the first to be euthanized when the shelter reaches their capacity. Adopting a senior pet will ensure that they spend their golden years in the loving, comfortable home they’ve been craving for so long.

So many shelters are filled with senior pets that are repeatedly overlooked and left to continue hoping. When you adopt one of these loving pets, you give them a second chance at life with a new home and family! Do you have any questions? Another way to care for your senior dog or cat is installing a pet door to give them safe outdoor access even when you aren't home. Contact Glass Pet Doors today to discuss installing the perfect pet door for sliding glass door for your pet.