by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society
Adopting a pet can be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. While many potential pet owners want cute and cuddly puppies or kittens, older and long-term shelter pets are often overlooked, but they make equally, if not more, loving and loyal companions.
Some say rescued pets know you saved them, and the bond that is created is even stronger!
Have you seen the videos of long-term dogs finally getting adopted and running into the arms of their new owners, or seeing their tails wiggling with happiness knowing they are going home? It will definitely warm your heart watching some of those videos and maybe even change your mind about adopting and opening your heart and home to a needy animal.
Long-term shelter pets are overlooked every day because of their age, size, breed or even a medical condition. These pets have been in shelters for too long (some even a year or longer) and are hoping for a loving home.
Can you imagine what it must be like to have people walk by your kennel every day and not even give you a chance? That’s all they need from you — a chance to show you how much love they have to give and how much they will add to your life.
Sometimes older pets can be less demanding than younger animals, and they are content with a quiet walk around the block or a snuggle on the couch.
But some of them are just as active as younger dogs and are ready for any adventure they can share with you. That’s why it’s important to not judge a dog by its age or think if you adopt an older dog you won’t have a lot of time left with it.
Isn’t it important to make every moment of that pet’s life the best it can be, giving it a chance to experience the life and love they deserve for whatever time they have left?
Adopting a shelter pet can be a magical and life-changing experience. You’re giving a deserving pet a new life and gaining a loyal companion in the process. If you’re considering adopting a pet, visit our website, www.yavapaihumane.org.
Who knows? You may just find your new best friend. They need you just as much as you need them!