Adopt A Senior Pet This Month - Or Volunteer To Help Them!<3 All pets need love... Age doesn't change that <3
November is 'National Adopt A Senior Pet' Month – A month dedicated to helping older pets find loving forever homes.
Shelters and rescues across the country hope those looking to adopt a new furry friend will consider adding a senior pet to the family this month. If you care about sweet senior animals, help spread the word throughout November. Together, we can help older pets find homes together.
!! Here’s what you should know about older pets during Adopt A Senior Pet Month:
* SENIOR PETS HAVE TROUBLE FINDING HOMES
Many people walk into a shelter or scour a rescue’s website hoping to adopt a new puppy or kitten, completely overlooking the perfectly adoptable older dogs and cats in kennels and cages in their search. In many cases, the absolute most difficult group of homeless pets to place are older dogs and cats.
Senior pets tend to spend the longest amount of time at shelters or rescues before finding their forever homes. That’s if they find one at all. Canines and felines of advanced age have higher euthanasia rates than their younger counterparts. They can often live the rest of their lives out in a shelter kennel.
(Facts like these make National Adopt a Senior Pet Month so important.)
* THERE ARE MANY BENEFITS TO ADOPTING A SENIOR PET
People need to consider senior pets; Young animals need lots of patience, energy, and consistent training to help them become well-adjusted family pets.
There are plenty of benefits to selecting an older pet over a younger one. Because senior pets are typically calmer and less energetic than puppies and kittens, it’s easier to teach them new tricks. In fact, many senior pets are already pros at performing basic commands.
Their low-key natures can also make them ideal for households with children, so long as kids know how to gently interact with older animals.
* SENIOR PETS ARE EASIER TO HANDLE
What some adopters of younger pets are unprepared for is what hard work it can be to housetrain a new puppy or kitten. You have to spend copious amounts of time training a new puppy to do their business outdoors or teach a kitten to remember where the litter box is.
But older pets have often come to the shelter after years of living in homes, so they’re usually already housetrained, saving you from weeks, months, or in some cases even years of stress.
Understanding the personality of an animal is key to finding the perfect match for your family and for that homeless pet. While young puppies and kittens are still developing their personalities, you’ll know right away whether a senior dog is a snuggle-bug or a senior cat is more of an independent spirit.
What you see is what you get. Senior pets take out the guess work about how big a dog will get, what the kitten’s personality will be like when it grows up, or how much energy that puppy will have as an adult.”
* SENIOR ADOPTERS DON'T REGRET IT
Apparently, once an adopter goes senior, many say they would never go back to adopting a young whippersnapper. Senior pets make some of the most grateful adoptees.
When an adopter comes along to take them in and give them comfort in their later years, they’re so grateful they treat you like a hero.
* WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU ADOPT A SENIOR PET?
Adopters who add a senior pet to the family often get an entirely different level of satisfaction from the adoption experience.
You are truly saving a life that someone else turned away from. Senior pets have so much love and compassion still to share, and they make the most amazing companions.
Bringing an older pet home from the shelter or rescue can have its own unique challenges. Sometimes, because the pet is at an advanced age, there can be some extra health issues to consider.
Yes, owning a senior pet is not necessarily cheap; They need regular vet care to insure that they keep their good health, and may need dental care and preventative vet care like blood work.
But that, by no means, should deter someone from adopting a senior pet, Boston says. Depending on breed, lifestyle, and existing health issues, a senior dog or cat can still have plenty of healthy and happy years to give as your loving companion. <3
We understand that taking on a pet, full-time, is a HUGE decision and not something that everyone can do.
BUT… there are many other ways to help out!
* Get a senior animal out of the shelter by fostering. Take them home and care for them, and help them find their forever home.
* Can’t have a pet in your home right now, at all? Come visit them at the shelters where your love and attention will give them so much more than you know. <3
**** ADOPT (or volunteer) NEAR YOU ****
OC Humane Society - https://www....nesociety.com
OC Animal Care - http://www.ocpetinfo.com
Irvine Animal Care enter - https://www....l-care-center
The Pet Adoption Center of OC - http://adoptocpets.org
— Creative Animal Lovers —
Here at Pinot’s Palette, we’re ALL, Huge Animal Lovers! From dogs and cats, to horses, guinea pigs, an many more, we LOVE pets!
** Project Pet.
If you’re long-time customers of Pinot’s Palette, you know all about our special, ‘Project Pet’ classes where you get to paint your very own pal on a canvas!
Always keep an eye on the calendar for these unique and popular styles of classes!
** Painting It Forward.
You’ve likely seen (or attended) some of our special ‘Painting It Forward’ classes, a paint and sip class with an extra dose of heart and soul.
At Pinot’s Palette, we’re enthusiastic about supporting and bettering our communities. From national fundraisers for children’s research hospitals, to city-wide events for the SPCA involving multiple studios, to local paint nights for scout troops and family fundraisers, Pinot’s Palette has partnered with countless amazing non-profits and individuals in countless ways. (*And that's just some of our national fundraising affiliates!)… We have worked with dozens of local businesses and organizations to give back to the community around us that we love so much! Join us to give back, too.
— Of course, this ALWAYS includes any local pet organizations that we’re happy to help! If you or someone you know is in need of a fundraising idea, contact us and see how we can assist!
While you’ll see tons of Fall, Winter, and Holiday themed artwork on the calendar these next few months, we’re always offering some excellent animal-themed paintings, too! From the pets of ‘Project Pet’, to elephants, peacocks, deer, owls, and many others, we’ve got it all!
-- Check out what’s coming up next in the ‘Animal’ category:
11/7 ‘Eclectic Elephant’
A fun painting that makes use of impressionistic brushstrokes, and vibrant colors.
*Special: Thirsty Thursday! $4 glasses of house wine!
12/7 ‘Flamingle All The Way’
White elephant, you say? How about a pink flamingo instead?!? All bundled up, this festive, feathered friend is pretty in pink and ready to party all season!