Saturday, November 14, 2009

National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month

November is National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month. Here is a press release from that explains:

“Think of a pet that is already trained and doesn’t chew or scratch everything in sight--a pet who will love you unconditionally,” said Kim Saunders,’s Director of Public Relations. “That’s what you get when you adopt a senior pet.”

Some people worry that a senior pet comes with problems, but according to Hazel Blumberg-McKee of Tallahassee, FL, there are no disadvantages. “In most cases they’ve had a home and they want one again.” She adopted eight-and-a-half-year old Sadie, and has never regretted it. “An older animal is easier to deal with. And Sadie is still playful. She plays fetch and gallops all over the place.”

At animal shelters and rescue groups everywhere, there are loving, healthy senior pets like Sadie, looking for that one special home to cherish them for the rest of their life, and they don’t ask for much: just a warm place to sleep, good meals and plenty of love.

Tri-County Critter Sitters fully supports the idea of adopting senior pets from your local shelter. In these hard economic times, many pet owners are having to make the difficult decision to give up pets that have been in their family for years, and these pets have a hard time finding homes as most people go to shelters looking for young puppies or kittens. All they want is a family to call their own.

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