Mon-Thur: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

6630 NE 181st St.
Kenmore, WA 98028

Celebrate Senior Pets This November & Beyond!

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. This special awareness month was created by and the ASPCA to raise awareness and build resources for senior pets in shelters. The longer senior pets are in a shelter environment, the more likely they are to become ill, depressed, or die before they ever find a loving home. Learn more about the needs of senior pets in shelters and find out how you can celebrate senior pets this November and throughout the year.

Adopting a Senior Pet

Adopting a senior pet is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Senior pets have likely lost the only home and owner they knew, and are desperate for a safe, loving home. When adopted, they will reward their adopter with love, affection, and companionship for the rest of their life. Senior pets are calmer and easier to care for than puppies, kittens, and younger pets. They are already housebroken and make great first-time pets for young children and families. Plus, by adopting a senior pet, you are saving a life!

Raise Awareness About Senior Pet Adoption

You can use Senior Pet Month as an excuse to raise awareness about senior pet adoption with your friends, family, and colleagues. Let them know that senior pets are in greater need of a home and a safe, loving environment than younger pets. The longer they are in the shelter, the greater the risk they are at for depression, illness, and death.

Volunteer or Foster Through Your Local Shelter

If you can’t adopt a senior pet, you can volunteer at your local animal shelter. You can also foster senior pets so that they won’t have to stay in the shelter while they wait for a loving, forever home.

After adopting a senior pet, it’s very important to make an appointment at your local veterinary clinic for a full exam and check-up.