November declared as “National Adopt a Senior Pet Month”

Animal shelters seem to be filled up throughout the year with many pets with varying ages. November is considered National Adopt a Senior Pet Month to help these older pets live the rest of their lives in a loving, forever home. While small kittens and puppies may be adorable, older pets are just as loving and loyal as their younger counterparts. Adopting a senior animal companion comes with many advantages including :

  • Grown-up pets don’t require the constant monitoring and training that puppies and kittens do.
  • Many are already house-trained.
  • Since senior pets are fully grown, you’ll be immediately aware of important information like personality type and grooming requirements, making it easier to choose the perfect pet for your family.

Pike County Animal Control Officer, Jason Burke says that the cost if only $5 dollars and includes spay, neutering, and shots. Burke encourages the adoption of senior pets because they will always lay around and accept any loving you provide them.