Senior cats and dogs are brought to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society for a variety of reasons. When it occurs, it is never a happy day for the staff or volunteers, as we know that senior pets find it more difficult to acclimate to a shelter environment (despite our best efforts).
Senior cats and dogs arrive as strays or are surrendered to the organization. When possible, we urge surrenderers to consider every option possible (such as family or friends), to avoid the stress and confusion that results from being placed in a temporary shelter environment.
Senior animals have a special place in our hearts at the GTHS. They are wise, dignified and very grateful for extra care and attention.
As the Best Friend Society says, there are a lot of benefits to choosing an older pet for adoption:
What you see is what you get – You don’t have to guess how big he’s going to get or what her personality will be like when she’s fully grown.
Many senior pets have lived in homes – You don’t have to teach an old dog (or cat) new tricks. Often, they understand house rules and will fit into your home more easily. Older pets are typically already housetrained and well past the chewing phase, so no need to worry about your shoes or furniture.
Older pets are often calmer – While most senior pets still enjoy exercise, they usually require less time-consuming, intensive walks and playtime. Many seniors are happy with short walks or romps in the yard, and the chance to be your cuddling companion.
Nobody needs you more – Senior pets deserve to spend their golden years in the dignity of a home, and yet, so often they’re overlooked for adoption. In return for taking them home, they’ll give you all the love in their hearts.
To end Senior Pet Month this November GTHS is doing one last final push on two senior animals that need a second chance. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!
Caesar’s profile: How in the world did I end up here?? Hi, my name is Ceasar and I am a very mature 11 year old male Shih Tzu. I had been living very comfortably all of my life with my mom until unfortunately, she recently passed away – boy do I miss her 🙁 So, here I sit at the GTHS where they are all really nice to me, but I’m still really scared and just want a new Forever Home to live the rest of my life out at. That’s not too much to ask, is it? If you are a little lonely like me and would like a small cuddly companion, please call my friend Lynne and she will gladly set up a time for us to meet – 705-445-5204 ext 226
Honey’s Profile: Her large eyes glow green in the light and blue when it’s dim. And yet her lush, honey-striped body remains the same: soft, warm and snuggly. She may not like games, but she does like being petted and loved by tender, caring people. Good with the other cats, Honey would prefer to be better than good in her own forever home.