This week, the NCSPCA would like to remind you of some of the benefits of adopting a senior animal. So often visitors to the shelter are enthralled with the antics of adorable kittens and puppies; our older residents are often overlooked. However, an older pet is sometimes an ideal choice depending on your home environment, and the rewards to both you and your new furry friend can be significant.
The ASPCA lists several benefits of older dogs in particular. Here are a few that are worth considering: 1) A puppy can mean a commitment of anywhere from 8-20 years, which may not be appropriate for elder owners or people with uncertain future plans. Providing a home for an older job is still a serious commitment, but a shorter one. 2) Older dogs can be easier to train because they have better focus and attention than puppies. 3) They don’t require the constant monitoring or attention of a puppy. 4) They are through the teething stage and often already house trained. With all these benefits to an older pet, you might find an older dog is exactly the right fit for your family!
Our featured pet this week is Mazy, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-mix who has been sponsored by a generous donor, so she is FREE to adopt! Mazy is one of our senior dogs who loves people and has a truly sweet personality. She is particular about her dog friends and doesn’t really like cats, but if you need a best friend and a cuddle buddy, Mazy is your girl. This gentle lady has been here far too long and really needs to settle into a place she can call her own. She is very laid back and would easily blend right into your household. Please stop by and meet this lovely lady.