Adopt a Senior Pet
Since beginning this blog, we’ve come to recognize that there are pet holidays or celebrations in every month of the year. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and the perfect time to consider bringing a special older animal companion into your life. After all, what could be more in the spirit of the season than giving an older adoptable a new home for the holidays? Adopt now, and they’ll be all settled in and part of the family by the time you’re decorating your tree or lighting the menorah!
Shelters are full of animals of all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages, but the older ones are typically the most difficult to place. Puppies and kittens are hard to resist, but senior animals have so much love to give—plus, when you adopt an older pet, you know what you’re getting into: They’re fully grown, their personalities have developed, and many are already trained. Senior pets can be great matches for senior people and others who enjoy a less active lifestyle.
If you’re inspired to give a senior pet a chance, the Humane Society of Sarasota County is located at 2331 15th Street in Sarasota. Visit their website at www.hssc.org/adoption, or call them at 941-955-4131. Their experienced adoption counselors will be glad to help you find an animal who is likely to be a good fit for your lifestyle and living arrangements.
If you’ve already opened your heart to a golden oldie, we’d love to see pictures or hear about your experience. Send emails and/or pictures to [email protected]