November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month — a month dedicated to helping older pets find loving forever homes. While small kittens and puppies may be adorable, older pets are just as loving and loyal as their younger counterparts. Not to mention, adopting a senior animal companion comes with some cool advantages:
Older pets may be perfect for you if you’re looking for a companion that’s already potty-trained or doesn’t need the constant supervision that a puppy or kitten does.
Senior pets are perfect for senior citizens or anyone who lives in a calm, easy-going lifestyle.
Senior dogs are easier to train than puppies. Their calm demeanor helps them be more attentive to learning.
They’re grateful for your kindness. Older animals somehow know you gave them a home when no one else would.
The best thing about adopting a senior pet is knowing that you will always be a hero in their eyes!
Sadly, senior pets are often the last to be adopted from shelters. When you adopt a senior pet, you’re not only welcoming a lifetime of love into your home, you’re also saving a precious life. At the Louisiana SPCA, adopted a senior comes with a discount! Since animals age differently than humans, we consider a pet to be a senior once they age 6. To give them a better chance at finding a forever home, discount their fee to $90. Plus if you’re a senior yourself, we have an additional seniors adopting seniors discount.
If you’re feeling inspired to bring home an older pet in the New Orleans area, make an appointment to stop by to meet to meet some very special senior pets like Hershey and Greyson, who both are looking for loving families.