If you’re thinking of adding a new pet to your household consider adopting a senior cat or dog. Senior pets have some nice advantages over a kitten or puppy.

·         Grown-up pets don’t require constant monitoring and training like kittens or puppies

·         They may be calmer and want less active play and want more cuddle time

·         Many older cats and dogs are already housebroken

·         Since senior pets are fully grown, you’ll immediately notice personality types and grooming requirements which will make it easier to pick out the perfect pet to fit into your family

While having an older pet could mean less time with them it doesn’t mean the bond between you would be any less. Senior pets are just as lovable and cute as kitties and puppies. Next time you’re at the shelter looking for the newest family member don’t pass up the graying but still cute face of a senior dog or cat.