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November 15, 2016 > Adopt a senior pet this month

Adopt a senior pet this month

Submitted By Chris Gin

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. If you are thinking of adding a furry pal to your family, please consider opening your home and heart to an older cat or dog waiting and hoping youÕll find them and take them home.

Puppies and kittens are cute; however, older pets are just as affectionate and fun as these youngsters. Adopting an older pet comes with bonuses. Mature pets donÕt require the constant monitoring that puppies and kittens do. Many are already house trained. Since mature pets are fully grown, you will quickly know things such as the petsÕ personality, activity level, grooming needs, etc., making it easier to choose the right pet to fit into your family.

Senior pets are often overlooked and the last to be adopted from shelters. If you adopt a senior pet, you are not only ushering in a lifetime of love, you are also saving a precious life. Older pets seem to sense this and appreciate you that much more.

For information about these or other animals for adoption, please call the Hayward Animal Shelter at (510) 293-7200.

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