Happy Senior Pet month! I consider myself so lucky to have my little old lady Sunshine by my side for 19 years and counting. Everyday with her is a blessing! 💚
During the month of November, shelters and rescues across the country hope those looking to adopt a new furry family member will consider a senior pet. Senior pets are often overlooked and can unfortunately live out the rest of their lives in a shelter. There are many benefits to adopting a senior pet such as the fact that they are calmer and less energetic, making them ideal for households with young children. Unlike their younger counterparts, they need less patience, energy and training. What many first time adopters of younger pets are not prepared for is the amount of hard work that can go into housetraining a puppy or kitten.
A senior pet may need more healthcare than a younger pet but they still deserve to live out the rest of their lives in a happy, loving home! Adopting a senior pet can also be a very rewarding experience in the sense that you truly are saving a life that another has turned away. This November, please help to spread the word about senior pets and help to give them a chance at a happy retirement!
Tina Modugno is a children’s illustrator from Canada. Tina loves all animals, kids books and cartoons! She currently resides in Quebec with her husband and four cats!