November is Adopt a Senior Pet

If you have a friend who’s thinking of adopting — or if you’re considering adding a new furry family member yourself!

There are so many great rescue shelters/organizations in Arlington, Va.

10 Reasons Senior Pets Rule:

  • When senior pets are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
  • A senior pet’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
  • You can teach an old dog (or cat or other pet) new tricks (I do every day with my own cats!): Senior pets have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.
  • A senior pet may very well already know basic commands anyway!
  • In particular, senior pets are often already housetrained, or can be more easily housetrained than a young pet with a tiny bladder.
  • A senior pet won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much pet you’re getting.
  • Senior pets are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger pets, who may get into mischief because they’re bored.
  • Speaking of relaxing, senior pets make great napping buddies.
  • Senior pets know that chew toys (not shoes) are for chewing and scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching.


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