It’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

We got this from the SHS…your local shelter has some great dogs just check on!

The Seattle Humane Society is celebrating Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month throughout November!  All month long, adoption fees are waived on cats 5 years and older, and dogs 5 years and older are half price. Every companion animal has been microchipped, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and comes with 30 days of pet health insurance and a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinarian.

At some shelters, dogs and cats over the age of three are not considered “adoptable,” but at the Seattle Humane Society, age is never an issue.

Just ask Kathy Konkle. She adopted the oldest kitty ever in our care, Miles, a 22-year-old calico. Kathy says, “Miles beats me to the top of the steps every night! She is happy, healthy, playful and just so grateful to be part of a family.”

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Mature Pet

  • MELLOW PERSONALITY You know exactly who you are adopting because his or her personality is formed!  Plus, these great dogs and cats tend to have just the right level of playfulness for busy families.
  • ALREADY HOUSE-TRAINED Most mature pets have already learned many of life’s lessons –including potty lessons!
  • MAKE THEMSELVES AT HOME Older companion animals seem to acclimate more quickly to new settings.
  • HAVE A LOT OF LOVE TO GIVE Many of our adopters say that senior dogs and cats really seem to appreciate it when they are adopted and bond to their new family more readily than younger ones.
  • YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG (OR CAT) NEW TRICKS With older pets, you don’t have to spend time teaching them all the basics – they already know them!  Instead, have fun teaching them new tricks!

Visit the Seattle Humane Society at 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue to meet your perfect pet today or see our adoptable pets online at

About the Seattle Humane Society
Seattle Humane Society has been awarded the coveted 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Founded in 1897 to bring people and pets together, Seattle Humane Society provides incredible companion animals for adoption 7 days a week, pet workshops and training, a pet food bank, a low-fee spay/neuter surgery program, humane teen club, a visiting pets program and more.

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8 thoughts on “It’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month!”

  1. It is good if people decide to adopt adult dog, but unfortunately it is like to adopt 5 year old child. Everybody prefer puppies to be able to take care for more time and teach them good habits.

  2. Everyone of us has its own idea in having a pets and I respect it. For me, I don’t like the idea of adopting an adult dog or cat. I prefer to have it since he is still young. The young pets will not find it hard adjust with his new family and environment unlike the old ones. It’s also a different feeling if you are the one who trained up your pets while they’re still young. Your attachment and friendship is stronger compare to the adopted one. Thanks for sharing your article.

  3. I had always heard that to get an older dog was to get someone elses mistakes, and to have a dog trained the way you want them to be, you should get a puppy. That may be true in some ways, but it’s no longer what I think. My sister does dog rescues. Some of the sweetest ones are from homes where the owners just decide that they don’t want them any more. It breaks my heart. Now I tell people to adopt older dogs. They are some of the most loving companions out there.

  4. Adopting a pet is a really great idea. It will give them an opportunity to express their love to their new masters! Thanks to this! I will tell my neighbors about this so that they too can start adopting a pet.

  5. Well, these points are quite real for me. It’s very practical to adopt matured pets because it will save you time and effort to do the training and personality shaping. But then, it’s always good to have your own pet trained, you own way. This way, you can introduce behaviors that you want them to develop.But then again, for practicality’s sake, I’d agree with you list above. 😉

  6. Aww! It’s so touching to adopt a pet and give him a home. Animals shouldn’t be treated cruelly, instead they should be taken cared of. A close friend of mine once found a puppy alone in the streets. She adopted him and gave him a home. The puppy, named Sam, has grown healthy and happy with his new found family.

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