November is "Adopt an Older Pet Month"
Sure, puppies and kittens are super-cute, but there are so many adult pets that need good homes, too. Unfortunately, these old-timers often get overlooked by families looking to add a furry friend to their home. That's why the ASPCA has designated November "Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month."
"It's an unfortunate reality, but in the case of animal rescue, older dogs are much less likely to find homes because they are considered 'less desirable,'" says Mark Robinson, founder and owner of Handicappedpets.com. "Senior dogs are mellower and can make training easier because they focus better than a puppy can."
And don't forget: calmer pets make great companions for children (puppies can sometimes be overly-rambunctious with little ones), as well as the elderly.
For more info on adopting a senior dog, visit Link.