5 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Pet

Senior pets are often overlooked by potential adopters who frequently prefer younger pets. Senior pets tend to spend the most time at shelters and animal rescues and frequently have a difficult time finding a home. 

“I can’t think of anything more rewarding than making the last years of a dog’s life the best they can be.”—Dr. Ruth Roberts

At Vital Essentials, our hearts ache for the senior pets who may spend their last days in an animal shelter. There are so many benefits of adopting an old dog or cat, and with so many senior pets across the country that are in need of a home, we’d like to share the top five reasons to adopt a senior dog or cat…or maybe both! 

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

James Herriot


When you give a dog or cat a second chance they are infinitely grateful. This is especially true for senior pets who will try their hardest every day to show you how happy they are to have a home and a family who loves them. 


Follow your local animal shelters on social media to find out about discount senior pet adoptions and other adoption events to meet your new furry family member. The Senior Dog Project also has a list of senior dog rescue groups and senior pet rescue organizations including state-by-state listings.

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