November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month! So what better time than to invite a beautiful, older dog or cat into your home? Senior pets are generally more calm, house-trained and know how to walk on a leash than their younger counterparts. And many of them have lived with families as pets before. Sadly, these sweet souls are often overlooked in shelters, in favor of puppies and kittens, which are fantastic but require much more training and exercise.
The Senior Dogs Project is an excellent resource which offers tips on and where to adopt a senior pet. And the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control is celebrating “Adopt a Senior Pet Month” by reducing adoption fees for senior dogs to $7 at all DACC care centers through the end of this month. In order to qualify, dogs must be seven years or older. Interested parties must still pay the regular price on other fees including spay/neuter, microchip, and licensing when adopting a pet. The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) issued a grant last year to waive all adoption fees for cats.
Click here to view all of the adoptable animals on the County of LAACC Website. And you can also find amazing senior pets who need homes on Petfinder.com. And fostering really does save lives, so please consider it.
Happy senior pet fostering/adopting!