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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.

Older dogs are not necessarily “problem dogs” — remember that it’s often the humans who let them down, not the other way around.

  • Older animals are calmer, which relieves some of the stress that comes with getting a new pet.
  • Senior dogs typically know how to walk on a leash, understand basic commands, and are housetrained.
  • 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.
  • At this age, your pet will be fully grown, and it’s unlikely to develop new, bad habits.

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 deserve.

When you 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 and animal control centers.

Every senior animal in our adoption program has received:

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

We ask for an adoption donation of $100-200 to help cover some of the rescue and medical expenses.

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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