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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.

Megan is a female, brown tabby Domestic Shorthair. She is about 1 year old, and she has been at the Humane Society since October 29, 2013. Megan loves to be petted!
Ashton is a male, gray tabby Domestic Shorthair, who is 1 year old. Ashton has been at the Humane Society since July 30, 2013. Ashton is easy to overlook because of his shyness, but if you are slow and quiet he warms up and enjoys a good scratch!

What makes this so special is the bond that these two cats have cultivated throughout the past 7-8 months. What we are requesting is to find a home that would take both of these sweethearts. Please help us spread the word and find that special person willing to give these two shy kitties a home. We guarantee that house will be filled with love!

We really want these two to go home together so their adoption fees have been cut in half – $120 for both of these sweet cats. The adoption fee of $120 includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, free veterinarian visit, and microchip implantation. For more information on Ashton & Megan,  or other adoptable animals, please call 805 646-6505. You can meet them Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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