Adopt an Elderly Pet

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When you adopt a senior dog or cat, you are doing the ultimate good deed. Let’s face it: a lot of people think they want a puppy or kitten, but not everyone is lining up to adopt the great senior pets! Did you know that every year, approximately 4 million adoptable animals are surrendered to shelters and prematurely euthanized? There are a LOT of wonderful senior dogs and cats available for adoption. 

Rescue groups, shelters, and animal sanctuaries that specialize in senior pet adoption work very hard to help adult dogs and cats find good homes. They often keep their pets for adoption in their own homes while they assess the health and personalities of these pets. If a pet needs basic training, often the rescuer will provide it. If a pet needs medical treatment, many dedicated dog and cat rescuers pay for it out of their own pocket. 

Many of the animals available for adoption are currently living in shelters, rescues or sanctuaries just waiting for someone wonderful to come along and give them a loving home. If you are interested in adopting a senior pet, search the box below. If you are not sure if senior pet adoption is right for you, read our article on the Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet. 

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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt an Elderly Pet

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Tips and Tricks for First Time Cat Owners

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About Us

The Elderly Pet Organization is a 501C3 non profit organization whose mission is to provide information and education about senior pets. Our goal is to end senior pet abandonment and premature euthanization, while increasing senior pet adoptions throughout the US. We accept donations of unwanted items, as well as cash donations to help us with our cause. Read more about us.

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