As compared to their younger counterparts, elderly pets are often considered less desirable, especially when it comes to pet adoption.However, young or old, pets are great additions to the family. In fact, unlike common belief, elderly pets can be taught new tricks and are often calmer. So if you’re thinking of welcoming a new member this new year, here are 5 reasons why you should consider adopting senior pets.
They Are Trained
Unlike pups or kittens, older pets are highly unlikely to be as destructive and as energetic as these younger pets. As such, pet owners won’t have to worry about coming home to a mess. Their calm personalities are especially beneficial for senior citizens, who are looking for a furry companion but are unable to keep up with the energy of younger pets.There Are Fewer Surprises
Older pets from shelters have most likely been through a rough patch in life which brought them to these shelters. However, these pets are somehow aware of the second chance and love that they have been given. Because of this, they tend to show you as much and more love than any other pet, once they’ve decided to open up and trust you.Saving a Life