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10 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

10 Reasons to Adopt  a Senior Pet

    1. When senior pets are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it.
    2. A senior pet’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.
    3. You can teach an old dog or cat new tricks.  Senior pets have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts.
    4. A senior pet may very well already know basic household etiquette like not attacking your feet at night, not scratching your furniture nor jumping all over you when you get home.
    5. In particular, senior pets are often already house broken likely to have accidents in the house.
    6. A senior dog or cat won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much animal you’re getting.
    7. Senior pets are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger pets, who may get into mischief because they’re bored. Not to mention they make great napping buddies
    8. Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting. Senior dogs know that chew toys are for chewing, not your favorite shoes. Also, no worries on teaching the new puppy not to play bite all over your hands.
    9. Senior pets are some of the hardest to find homes for– so when you adopt a senior pet, you’re truly saving a life. While we here at HSVC are a no kill shelter, many facilities aren’t. So no matter where you adopt from, consider a senior pet.
    10. If you do adopt a senior pet from here at HSVC the adoption fee is only $75. Many other agencies will often offer a similar reduced adoption fee as well.

This pretty girl is KC. (Maybe it stands for “Kinda Cute”). KCutie has been at the Humane Society since January 06, 2014. When it is time to relax, KC is the perfect lap-warmer! (As long as she gets a scratch behind her ears of course!)

KC is a spayed orange Pomeranian. The shelter staff think she is about 7 years old.

Her adoption fee of $75 includes spay, vaccinations, free veterinarian visit, and microchip implantation. For more information on KC,  or other adoptable animals, please call 805 646-6505. You can meet her Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

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