All Fur Babies are Worthy of Forever Homes!

A lot of us associate some of our happiest moments in life with getting new fur babies, usually puppies and kittens. I mean, come on, look at those faces. They’re hard to resist, but statistically, they’re going to find a home pretty quickly. We have to think about our elderly fur babies out there. Some have been abandoned, some have run away, and some have simply grown up in a shelter continuing to live there at an unwanted age, and only growing older. Here are some reasons to convince you that all fur babies deserve forever homes, especially the older ones.

By Judith Carroll


Photo from thesprucepets.com

Photo from thesprucepets.com

As much as we love puppies, we don’t always love the potty training, the waking up in the middle of the night five times to take them out, the constant crying while you’re trying to sleep, and the chewing, ohhhhh how we do not love the chewing. Older cats and dogs are often much calmer and already used to living in a house. This means they’re much less likely to ruin that new pair of shoes you just spent $300 on. For this reason, senior pets are a great match for new parents or those with particularly busy work schedules. These sweet fur babies are just grateful to have a home.

  • Take this cat for example. She is 6-years-old and loves head scratches and cuddles. Click on the link to give this baby a forever home!

Photo from the Austin Humane Society

Photo from the Austin Humane Society

If you’re younger or a first-time pet owner, older pets can be a perfect fit. There's no uncertainty on how big they’ll turn out to be, or how wild their personality may flourish into. They’re often calmer, quieter, and more of a loyal companion than puppies and kittens. The instant bond you get with older pets is as sweet and special as they come.

  • Now meet Sunflower. This beautiful girl is 4-years-old and you can even bring her home for a trial to make sure you’re the right fit for each other. It never hurts to try right? Click the link to give Sunflower a home.

Photo from the Austin Humane Society

Photo from the Austin Humane Society

Elderly pets are perfect for elderly people! Their calm and thankful demeanor is perfect if you aren’t as mobile and energetic as you used to be. Take Princess Sophia, for example. She just wants a nice home with great places to nap and an owner to cuddle up next to on the couch, but also enjoys her time alone. Click the link to turn the rest of this 11-year-old fur baby’s life into a beautiful one.   

Photo from the Austin Humane Society

Photo from the Austin Humane Society

Look, the reality for these senior cats and dogs is a sad one. Many are in shelters that euthanize and they are often the first to go, and many live their lives in these shelters and while they do their best to make them comfortable and happy, a shelter is no match to the forever home we can provide for them. So next time you go to adopt a new pet, keep these sweet older cats and dogs in mind, they deserve forever love too!