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Top 5 Reasons Why Senior Pets are Awesome

Here at Seattle Humane, it’s no secret that our senior pets are hidden gems. Often overlooked by potential adopters, senior furry babies are given the short stick because of misconceptions. But have no fear! We are here to shatter those misconceptions, and spread the word on why senior pets are simply awesome.

 

1. What You See is What You Get

Image Source // Pibble Life
Image Source // Pibble Life

There’s no surprises with these guys! Senior pets have had time to settle into their personalities – their likes and dislikes are easily known. Also, senior pets who come into our care have a slew of behavioral tests done, so that you will know every detail of what they’re like and what pet parent would make them happiest. We make it a breeze to find your perfect fit!

 

2. House Training? What House Training?

Image Source // Midwest Animal Rescue & Services
Image Source // Midwest Animal Rescue & Services

Say goodbye to constant midnight potty breaks! Say goodbye to the dreaded non-clumping litter! Most senior dogs and cats come with oh-so-desired house training skills. A word of advice though – if your senior pet starts having accidents at home, don’t stress. It’s simply time for a veterinary visit to ensure there are no underlying issues.

 

3. They Have Indoor Manners You Can be Proud of

Image Source // Seattle Humane
Image Source // Seattle Humane

Almost all senior pets have history. This means that they’ve lived in a home with other humans before, and understand how to properly behave at home. Most senior dogs know to chew on a bone or rawhide, and to stay clear of your shoes and furniture legs. As for senior cats, they are wise enough to know that scratching posts are much better nail sharpeners than your furniture. Your home (and wallet) are safe when bringing home a senior!

 

4. No Chill Pills Needed Here!

Image Source // Seattle Humane
Image Source // Seattle Humane

Senior pets have no need for chill pills, unlike their younger comrades. By the time cats and dogs turn 6 years old, they will have calmed down significantly from their baby and teen days. This means that they need less exercise and stimulation. But don’t worry – most senior dogs still love a hike and a good game of fetch, while most senior cats still love to play with their cat wands.

 

5. They Make the Best Pets For Kids

Image Source // Today.com
Image Source // Today.com

Because senior pets have are mostly house trained, well-mannered, and calm, they make excellent companions for kids. Don’t fall for the grumpy old senior stereotype. These young-at-heart furry babies are less likely to jump and overwhelm your kids – most of them will curl up and snuggle with your human babies and you! So if you’re looking for a furry companion, don’t forget to give senior pets a second look.

Kind Donations for Senior Pets

Max, with his little sister, dropping off his kind donations for our senior dogs at the shelter.
Max, with his little sister, dropping off his kind donations for our senior dogs at the shelter.

As December is finally upon us, that means November and Adopt-a-Senior Pet Month are now over. Throughout the month of November, all senior pets 7 years and up had their adoption fee discounted. During this time, we were able to find loving homes for 35 senior pets!

Our special promotion was publicized in our November e-newsletter earlier in the month and was spotted by a very special individual. Max, who’s only 10 years old, is the founder and CEO of The Dog-Gone-Good Company, and he donated a basket of goods to each senior pet who was adopted. We met with Max two weeks ago as he brought in a few “Thank You” baskets for each new parent of an adopted senior dog. All baskets included a hand-tied fleece blanket, various toys, two bags of biscuits and a voucher for a free initial examination at Loyal Companion Vet Clinic.

Max founded his company in 2012 to raise funds to attend summer camp. Now, his company has grown to include two other team members along with two interns. He generously donates twenty percent of all profits to animal rescues and fundraisers he’s involved in.

The Dog-Gone-Good Company makes all natural organic dog biscuits with only human-grade ingredients. As of right now they have six different dog treat flavors, and when you order a bag of biscuits, you get a free dog toy!

If you’re looking for a great holiday gift for your canine friend, consider getting them gourmet all natural doggy biscuits from The Dog-Gone-Good Company!