November 1, 2016

This November, Open Your Heart to a Senior Pet

Here at the ASPCA, we love our senior pets—that’s why we are thrilled that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! If you’ve been thinking about adding a four-legged-friend to your family, consider opening your home and your heart to an older dog or cat in need.

While small kittens and puppies may be adorable, older pets are just as loving and loyal as their younger counterparts. Not to mention, adopting a senior animal companion comes with some cool advantages: Grown-up pets don’t require the constant monitoring and training that puppies and kittens do, and many are already housetrained. Also, since senior pets are fully grown, you’ll be immediately aware of important information like personality type and grooming requirements, making it easier to choose the perfect pet for your family.

It is a sad fact that senior pets are often the last to be adopted from shelters, putting them at an increased risk for euthanasia. When you adopt a senior pet, you’re not only welcoming a lifetime of love into your home, you’re also saving a precious life.

If you’re feeling inspired to bring home an older pet in the New York City area, stop by the ASPCA Adoption Center to meet some very special senior pets like Saffron, Mauro or Nutmeg below, who both are looking for loving families. Don’t live in New York? Search our database to find available senior dogs and cats at shelters near you!


Saffron is one of our sweet seniors looking for a loving home. Adopt Saffron today!

Mauro adopted

Mauro is one of our sweet seniors looking for a loving home. Adopt Mauro today!


Nutmeg is one of our sweet seniors looking for a loving home. Adopt Nutmeg today!

If you are interested in adopting the perfect senior pet, please call our Adoptions department in New York City at (212) 876-7700 ext. 4120.