Puppies and kittens are blank slates that could wind up with any number of developmental health problems as they grow. When you adopt a senior pet, you will already know what you’re getting yourself into, in terms of your new pet’s veterinary care and at-home healthcare needs.
An older pet’s personality is already finished developing, too. This means you’ll be well aware of your new pet’s demeanor before you bring them home, ensuring you pick a pet that will be a good fit for your lifestyle and everyone in your household.
As people readily fall in love with puppies and kittens, older pets are often overlooked in animal shelters, but they need homes, too. Plus, senior pets will be snuggly, appreciative, and very happy to be returning to a loving, comfortable home.