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November is Adopt a Adult/Senior Pet Month

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At animal shelters and rescue groups across the world, there are an abundance of healthy senior pets looking for a special home to cherish them for the rest of their lives.  Although shaping the life of a youngster sounds appealing, giving a second change to an older companion can be equally rewarding.  They like to share quiet moments, are in most cases trained, and do not chew or scratch everything in sight.  Older pets have plenty to offer to adopters – not the least of which is love.


Here are the benefits of adopting an adult/older animal:


Calm Demeanor:  An adult animal’s relatively calm demeanor and less intense exercise needs make them the perfect match for a full-time working household or an older person seeking a friendship and love.  Older pets often make excellent, or at the very least, agreeable companions for other household pets as well.


Physical Demands are Low:  Fortunately, many senior animals are not as demanding as a younger animal.  Like any animal, they need quality time in the form of attention and exercise, but the length and intensity of exercise may not be as great.  Older dogs, for example, may prefer quiet walks to running or active play and will usually not pull you around on the leash or jump up on you.


Already Trained:  Adult animals often already know how to live harmoniously with humans.  In general, adult pets require far less supervision and less constant care which can make them ideal companions for people with already busy lives.  They may already be litter box or housetrained. 


Size at Maturity is Known:  Senior animals, e.g. dogs, cats, small mammals, have already reached their maximum size and weight and therefore will not require additional purchases anticipating future growth needs.  For instance, a senior dog, unlike a growing puppy needs only one size collar, harness, lead, dog bed or travel crate.


What You See is What you Get:   With adopted older pets you will usually know about any behavior challenges or health considerations before you adopt.  In other words, there are no surprises.


Attached are some of our "seniors" who are looking for a permanent home.

Chomba - 7 years old.  Bingo - 6 years old.  Benji 6 years old.


ARF is a small non-profit animal organization dedicated to the rescue, care, foster and adoption of the unwanted and neglected animals in Boquete and the surrounding areas.  Please visit our website at http://www.arf-boquete.com/  if you are interested in adopting an animal.  You can also help with the financial support of these animals by clicking here http://www.arf-boquete.com/donate.html 100% of our donations go to the animals.

Our email address is arf.boquete@gmail.com

Please visit and “like” our Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/ARF-Adopt-Rescue-Foster-Boquete-Panama-260616740779036/

YouTube: Adopt Rescue Foster ARF Boquete Panama

Also, please visit Pets Want Homes if you are interested in adopting an animal on http://www.petswanthomes.com/





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