Palm Beach County’s Division of Animal Care & Control is celebrating National Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month by offering low-cost adoption prices for all dogs and cats ages six years and older.
Senior pets tend to be overlooked and often spend the longest time in shelters solely because of their age. Giving a second chance to an older pet can be equally, if not more, rewarding than raising a young puppy or kitten. They are typically calmer, past the stages of chewing shoes, and housebroken; making them easier to care for. Not only can they be easier to handle, but they can provide as much affection and loyalty as their younger counterparts.
“Seniors don’t do well in the shelter environment and are forever grateful for a soft bed, belly rubs, treats and a warm lap for snuggling,” said Kat Fisher, founder of Mr. Jojo’s Rescue, a nonprofit senior dog rescue. “They are content to chill out and binge-watch Netflix with you by their side.”
Those interested in finding their new best friend can visit PBC Animal Care & Control in person or view adoptable senior pets online at https://secure.co.palm-beach.fl.us/snap/home. PBC Animal Care & Control is located at 7100 Belvedere Road, just west of Florida’s Turnpike. For more information, call (561) 233-1200 or visit www.pbcgov.com/animal.