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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Retirement Reimagined: November Spotlights Senior Pet Adoptions


Who says adopting a senior pet invites trouble? Though they may not romp and jump like they did when they were younger, pets 5 years and older still have lots of life in them - and lots of love to give. Like today’s senior citizens who are defying age stereotypes, senior dogs and cats are proving they are sometimes the better choice for families and single households alike. 

To spotlight the second chance that every senior deserves, all animals 5 years and older will have adoption fees waived (a $200 value) at the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC), 4140 Valley View Lane, during November. When looking to adopt, consider the benefits of a senior pet: 

  • Older pets typically have mellower temperaments and good manners. They generally require little to no housetraining and are usually well socialized.
  • Senior pets love “hanging out” with their family members, and they require less attention than kittens and puppies.
  • Pets can help lift a person’s depression, loneliness and boredom.

Senior pets still have needs for regular exercise, and they need a diet that is better formulated to their age. But they also bond to their new families just as easily with deep affection. View adoptable pets at the Animal Services website.

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