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Reasons to rescue an older dog or cat

Many people automatically think of a puppy or kitten when they think of adopting a new pet. But puppies and kittens demand patience and energy. Older animals, however, can be just as cute and lovable as their younger counterparts, and they often come with many wonderful qualities that puppies and kittens take years to grow into.

  • Providing care for an older dog or cat may save its life.
  • Older pets tend to be calmer and less energetic. This can relieve some of the stress when getting a new pet.
  • Senior dogs typically are housetrained, understand basic commands, know how to use a doggy door, and know how to walk on a leash.
  • A senior cat is almost certainly trained to use the litter box.
  • Senior animals are often already accustomed to routines, so they can fit right in with you and/or your family.
  • Aging dogs or cats are more predictable — at this age, they know themselves, they’re full grown, and they’re unlikely to develop new, bad habits.
  • Older dogs are not necessarily “problem dogs” — remember that it’s often the humans who let them down, not the other way around.

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Animal


You Can Give a Senior Pet a Second Chance at Life

Forever Loved Pet Sanctuary (FLPS) has a fluctuating list of sweet senior dogs and senior cats available for adoption. We are dedicated to matching our rescued senior animals with loving families to provide a meaningful and caring second chance at life that they so deserve.

When you choose to adopt one or more of our senior animals, we can continue to provide a safe haven for other “discarded” senior animals in need. In doing so, FLPS is able to ease the burden of temporary care and housing that is shouldered by other local shelters or animal control centers.

Every senior animal in our adoption program has received:

  • a medical examination
  • spay or neuter surgery (if not previously completed)
  • vaccinations
  • lots of daily love and care
  • a microchip

We ask for an adoption donation of between $100-200 to help cover some of the rescue and medical expenses and perform pre- and/or post-adoption home checks.

NOTE: Should your home not be compatible for the senior dog or cat that you chose, we mandate the animal is returned to us immediately.

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