IT’S ADOPT-A-SENIOR-PET MONTH! Find out the top five reasons why senior pets are the best
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2012
Are you ready for a mature relationship? Adopt a senior pet at Seattle Humane Society and find out for yourself why senior pets are the best! All month long, adoption fees are waived on cats 7 years and older (normally $25), and dogs 7 years and older are $50 (normally $199-275, training not included).
At some shelters, dogs and cats over the age of three are not considered “adoptable,” but at the Seattle Humane Society, we know that older pets make amazing companions. Just ask Kaarin, who recently adopted Nicolette, an 11-year-old Australian Shepherd mix. Kaarin is a widow whose dog had passed away. When she saw Nicolette at seattlehumane.org, her heart went out to this senior pup who found herself homeless in her golden years. She decided to adopt Nicolette and give her a loving home. In less than 24 hours, Kaarin wrote to Seattle Humane to say that Nicolette was enjoying naps stretched across her feet, happy to be part of a family. Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Mature Pet:
MELLOW PERSONALITY You know exactly who you are adopting because his or her personality is formed Plus, these great dogs and cats tend to have just the right level of playfulness for busy families.
ALREADY HOUSE-TRAINED Most mature pets have already learned many of life’s lessons –including potty lessons!
MAKE THEMSELVES AT HOME Older companion animals seem to acclimate more quickly to new settings.
HAVE A LOT OF LOVE TO GIVE Many of our adopters say that senior dogs and cats really seem to appreciate it when they are adopted and bond to their new family more readily than younger ones.
YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG (OR CAT) NEW TRICKS! With older pets, you don’t have to spend time teaching them all the basics – they already know them! Instead, have fun teaching them new tricks!
Visit the Seattle Humane Society at 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue to meet your perfect pet today or see our adoptable pets online at seattlehumane.org.
About the Seattle Humane Society Seattle Humane Society has been awarded the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator for the fourth consecutive year! Founded in 1897 to bring people and pets together, Seattle Humane Society provides incredible companion animals for adoption 7 days a week, pet workshops and training, a pet food bank, a low-fee spay/neuter surgery program, humane teen club, a visiting pets program and more.
13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005 | Main: (425) 641-0080 | Fax: (425) 747-2985 | seattlehumane.org