November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month but we just ran across this article and want to pass it along. From “Veterinarian shares reasons to consider older animals this month“:
“Older animals are often the most difficult to place into adoptive homes, but they often have a lot to offer. When people think of older pets, they may first think about maintenance and health issues, rather than the list of positive qualities mature animals possess. This is why the month of November is designated as Adopt a Senior Pet Month.
“This year my family lost our two longtime companions, so I personally just adopted a mature heeler mix, Dolly,” said Maben Thompson, DVM, Upper Cumberland Veterinary Clinic, Crossville. “My schedule would not allow me time to train a pup. I saw exactly what I was getting, and she just wanted to be loved. I take her on calls with me already…”