What are senior pets? Written by Liesl, age 12. Photo is Sunset, age 14.
Senior pets are pets who are older, and may not be as active or play as often. Cats are considered senior over the age of 10-11, small dogs are senior over age 9-10, and large dogs are considered senior over 6-7 years old.
Why to love senior pets?
Senior pets are just as sweet and snuggly as any other animal. They love to interact with you and they appreciate you. If your living in a time in your life where you don’t have time to take care of a brand new kitten, senior cats can be pretty solitary when you’re away! (But make sure you still give them enough attention!) Also, if you’ve had a dog or cat for a long time, you’ve probably fallen in love with them, and now you have a special bond!
Why am I raising awareness for SP?
After a long time, a lot of people drop off their senior pets at the shelter. Face it guys! Pets don’t stay babies forever! It’s hard for some senior pets to make it in shelters because they can have medical issues or need special attention! Make sure you never make this decision. Adopting a pet is a long term decision.
What are some things to make a change?
Here’s a list of things you should do to help out senior pets! • Adopt a senior pet from a shelter! It’s hard for senior pets in shelters! Adopting a sweet little guy is going to help out a lot!
• Never put a senior pet in a shelter because it’s older! It’s still the same pet it was when it was little! It’s just the cycle of life!
• Always stop on the side walk to pet a senior pet! They appreciate every snuggle! (Make sure you get their owners permission first!)
• Spread the word! Share this article with friends, family, and neighbors! Especially if they have a senior pet, or even a younger pet! They’ll get there eventually! #seniorpetsofig#seniorpets#seniordog#olddog#petsarefamily#furever#forever#fureverhome#goldenretriever#sunset