Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Throughout the month of November, you have a great opportunity to highlight your more distinguished residents—the silver foxes and veteran vixens! There are many advantages to adopting a senior pet, and its important to remind potential adopters about that!

Here are just a few examples why senior pets make perfect pets:

  1. Many senior dogs and cats are already housebroken/litter box trained.
  2. Most senior dogs are well past their “teething” (chewing) stage—your shoes and furniture will thank you.
  3. Senior cats know the difference between a scratching post and your furniture.
  4. What you see is what you get. There is no need for guessing the personality or size of the pet.
  5. Senior pets don’t need as much exercise and are generally calmer.
  6. Senior pets (generally considered 8 years and older) still have many years ahead of them.
  7. Senior pets are grateful to have a home – and show their appreciation.
  8. Older pets are accustomed to human’s schedules, and will let you sleep through the night.
  9. Contrary to the adage, old dogs CAN learn new trick—and so can senior cats!

Take this opportunity to put your senior pets’ best paw forward—even if it’s a salt and pepper paw. 🙂

Action Steps:

  • Offer discounted adoption fees for senior pets.
  • Contact local TV news stations and ask if they would be willing to feature one or more of your senior pets for Adopt a Senior Pet Month.
  • Create a social media sharegraphic for your social media profiles – sample below.
  • Create a flyer to post around the shelter and on local community bulletin boards.

Request editable templates for all the items below.

Sample Social Media Sharegraphic (click to enlarge):


































Sample Blog Post: