Senior Pets Rule: 10 Reasons Senior Pets Rule


  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 pet new tricks (I do every day with my own pets!): 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) anyway!

  5. In particular, senior pets are often already litter trained and house broken and are less likely to “forget” where they do their business.

  6. A senior pet won’t grow any larger, so you’ll know exactly how much pet 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.

  8. Speaking of relaxing, senior pets make great napping buddies.

  9. Senior pets often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.

  10. Senior pets are some of the hardest to find homes for — so when you adopt a senior pet, you’re truly saving a life.