With more than 250 adoptable animals at our Port Washington, N.Y., campus at any time, there’s no question the perfect senior pet is here waiting for the day when he or she can take that long awaited car ride to their new home and feel the cool breeze in their fur as they enjoy a new chapter in their lives. An adorable puppy or kitten can certainly put a smile on your face, but a dog or cat in its golden years can do the same thing, while also making the pet parenting process much easier.
Here are some other benefits of adopting a senior pet, along with some available seniors waiting to meet you at our Port Washington, NY Adoption Center.
Unlike their youthful counterparts, senior pets tend to have better manners, cutting down the amount of time and energy training takes. Most are housebroken and know basic commands. In case you’re wondering, you can definitely teach old dogs new tricks.
Less Mischief, More Calm
It’s no secret puppies and kittens like to play with everything! Unless you’re careful your new pair of shoes or your potted plants can become their new play-thing. Older pets are less destructive, instead they are more disciplined and focused.
No More Guesswork
Choosing an older pet takes out a lot of the guesswork of choosing the right animal for your lifestyle and home. Older pets have already reached their adult weight and have established their temperament, so finding your perfect match is a snap!
Companions for Anyone AND Everyone
Senior pets make great companions for young and older adopters alike. Because their size, temperament, and energy level is well established, an owner of any age will find the right companion for them. Our Seniors For Seniors® program can help bring a wonderful pet into the the home of adults 60 and over. Our Adoption Counselors can help each adopter find the perfect match.
It is well-proven that owning a pet is relaxing and calming. It even lowers blood pressure! Senior pets tend to have a calmer, mellow attitude. Meaning your time with your senior pet is a relaxing session from the beginning, with no need to expend a puppy’s energy to get them calm.
Overlooked No More
Senior pets are often over-looked in shelters. No senior pet should spend their golden years in a cage. They deserve a home where they can spend the rest of their lives being spoiled and given the attention and love they so rightfully deserve. By adopting a senior pet, you gain the satisfaction of knowing that you have provided them another opportunity to live the life they deserve.
Can’t make it to our Port Washington, NY Adoption Center?
Find adoptable senior pets near you by searching your local zip code in our directory of over 2,000 partner shelter and rescue groups.
Even if you can’t adopt,
you can help our seniors feel the love.
Donate today to help North Shore Animal League America meet the special needs of senior pets, while giving them time to find loving homes.