Puppies are cute, kittens are spunky, and baby bunnies will melt even the coldest of hearts. But what about senior animals? These seasoned ladies and gents make up the majority of the animals in the shelter system – and getting them adopted is one of the most difficult tasks animal rescuers face. Next time you’re looking to adopt – consider a senior pet. Here are 12 reasons why they rock!
They make great snuggle buddies
…And understand the value of a good nap
They become instant companions
…That recognize the importance of fashion
…And never arrive at a holiday party underdressed
They are eager to teach younger generations
Understand the importance of good hygiene
…And healthy eating
They never challenge authority (any more than they can get away with)
10 …I mean seriously, they’re too smart for that
They never lose their spirit or love for life
…And always make sure their best friend is close by
Senior animals make some of the best pets – yet on average spend four times longer in shelters than their younger, “more adoptable” counterparts (if they make it out at all). Not only are seniors trained and generally calmer than younger animals – but all they want is love and a human by their side. Adopting a senior is one of the best decisions I ever made, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to bring a pet into their home.
And, if you aren’t ready to adopt, you can ResQwalk in support of one of our many ResQpartners focusing on senior adoption. Get the app and start logging miles for senior pets in need!
By Bailey Schroeder, ResQwalk Founder + CEO