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Adopt a Senior Pet

If you are thinking of adding a furry friend to your family you should consider adopting a senior cat or dog. Kittens & puppies may be fun and playful but they can be hard work! You’ll find there are many hidden joys if you bring a senior ‘kitty-zen’ into your life.

Animal shelters and rescue groups are always overflowing with all pet’s but unfortunately senior cats & dogs always seem to be the most re homed pet. Opening your home to an elderly cat or dog who has maybe not had the best start in life or owner may have died is very rewarding and they will love you fur-ever!

Here are our top reasons why you should consider adopting a senior cat or dog:

•Their personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family and other pets

•Senior pets are already toilet trained

•Senior pets are usually quieter, more mature and make great napping buddies – they are the perfect companion

•Senior pets are some of the hardest to find homes for – when you adopt a senior, you’re saving a life and most pets know it and will be grateful for a second chance.

We can point you in the right direction when it comes to adopting a senior pet. Rescue groups like ClawsnPaws and Peggy’s Promise always have plenty of cats and dogs and as they live with foster carers they can give you an honest account of their personality and if they think they would fit into your home life and environment.

If you have a space on your lap or sofa this winter please consider adopting a senior, they will keep you warm and it’s proven that pet owners deal with stress better and live longer too!