Age Ain't Nothing But a Number

Petfinder surveyed their shelter and rescue group members and found that 30 percent of the hardest pets to place is held back by age. While senior pets won't be around as long as a young pup, many times they're already well-trained and mellowed enough to fit right in.

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lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
Yoga, that's such a good point, about how some homes are better suited for older pets! I'm looking to adopt a dog in a few months and, while I probably won't be looking for a senior dog, I'm definitely not looking for a puppy, either. I know that my lifestyle is better suited to an adult dog.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 5 years
after volunteering in shelters for awhile, I noticed so many people wanted to get that cute puppy when an older, calmer trained adult would be better for their home. So often they'd adopt a puppy, only to return it once it had destroyed a rug, or peed too many times on the carpet. Adopting older pets is wonderful - they're in need of homes too. I like the "Seniors for Seniors" program which finds senior animals forever homes at Retirement Homes and such. It's a perfect match!