Have you ever considered adopting an older pet? For some reason, most people want a puppy or a kitten. Older pets might be in a shelter because their previous owner has passed away, needs to be placed in a convalescent hospital, or just can’t take care of the animal anymore for a number of reasons. If there is no family member to care for the animal, it most likely will be placed in a shelter. Since older pets are not as likely to be adopted, they may be euthanized before they can find a forever home.
Many older pets are already trained, housebroken, and are very loving. It may take them some time to adapt to a new family, but older pets have loads of love, companionship, and loyalty for the family and its members that takes it in. Older animals are most likely up to date on their injections and spayed or neutered, so you won’t have to worry about the expense of having it done by a veterinarian.
While it may be true that an older pet may not live in your household for as long as a puppy, but why should that make any difference? For as long as the pet lives, you will have a friend and loving member of your family, and you will feel good about taking in a pet and offering it a forever loving home.
Adopting a puppy or kitten is nice, but older animals need a home also. When thinking of adopting a pet, please consider an older pet; they will love you, and you will feel good about it.