Why you should consider adopting a senior pet

Have you ever ever considered adopting a senior animal? Senior animals make fantastic companions, however sadly many are ignored by adopters. 

Listed below are among the many benefits to adopting a senior companion animal: 

  • It’s simple to search out your good furry pal with Meet Your Match®. An older animal already has a longtime persona, making it simpler to make an awesome match between an animal and potential mum or dad. 
  • Most senior animals are already housebroken, and infrequently don’t require frequent potty breaks late at night time, like youthful furry mates. 
  • Mature animals are much less prone to chew home items and be tough with furnishings like a pet or kitten, particularly when supplied with applicable toys. 
  • Older animals have the fantastic capability to develop a robust bond with a brand new mum or dad. 
  • Their exercise degree is already identified, so it’s simpler to decide on a furry pal who suits in properly together with your life-style. For instance, an energetic furry pal to go on walks with vs. a extra relaxed animal to cuddle up with. 
  • Senior animals can have extra superior coaching, in addition to elevated socialization in new environments. 

Many pet dad and mom who’ve adopted senior companion animals reported that they felt a deep sense of satisfaction to have the ability to present a endlessly dwelling and tender place to land for an animal which will have had a tough begin or unstable life. All animals adopted from the Sfr-Recent have additionally been spayed or neutered, are microchipped and up-to-date on their vaccinations. 

Midnight’s story 

When Midnight got here into our Ontario SPCA Midland & District Animal Centre as a stray, we knew it could take some particular matchmaking to search out her the purr-fect dwelling. Midnight was very aged, estimated age of 16 or 17, and was urinating ceaselessly, and consuming excessively. She was dropped at the veterinarian who decided Midnight had hyperthyroidism and suspected most cancers. 

A plan was developed for her care and, a lot to our shock, certainly one of our superb volunteers, Esther, got here in for her common cat enrichment shift and instantly fell in love. Esther has two aged cats and is aware of how rewarding it’s to present love and care to animals towards the top of their lives. 

 When Esther introduced Midnight dwelling, there have been two very halfhearted hisses from the opposite two felines, however inside hours they have been quick mates.  

“Midnight was a dream to take care of whereas she was within the centre. She was candy and cuddly, and greeted employees each morning with the sweetest little meows!” says Jocelyn Rutgers, Registered Veterinary Technician, Ontario SPCA Midland & District Animal Centre.  “When our volunteer, Esther, got here to me to inquire about adopting her, the opposite employees and I have been ecstatic! It’s so fantastic to know that Midnight is in a house with somebody who will bathe her with love all through her golden years, and we couldn’t be happier for her!”  

We’re so grateful to Esther and everybody who’s contemplating adopting a senior animal.  

Learn extra about why senior pets are so superior. 

iAdopt for the Holidays 

The Ontario SPCA is celebrating adoption with our iAdopt for the Holidays marketing campaign, offered by Swiffer®. Our aim is to search out loving houses for as many animals as potential this vacation season, operating till Dec. 25 at Ontario SPCA animal centres throughout the province.    

With many individuals having fun with day off throughout the holidays and being dwelling collectively as a household, now’s the right time to welcome an animal into your life. Collectively, you may spend time together with your new furry pal and assist them settle into their new dwelling. 

To present an animal in want the present of a loving endlessly dwelling this vacation season go to iadopt.ca 

In the event you’ve already adopted an animal, assist promote the advantages of adoption by getting into Ontario’s Cutest Adopted Animal Picture Contest at iadopt.ca. There are superb weekly prizes to be gained, in addition to a grand prize awarded to the pet with essentially the most votes. Enter your pet’s cutest photograph and encourage your pals, household, co-workers and neighbours to solid their vote.  

To enter or to vote, go to iadopt.ca 



Leave a Reply

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings