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    Now is the Time to Adopt a Senior Sweetheart

    Foothills Animal Shelter Highlights Benefits of Senior Animals

    November is celebrated by many animal shelters, including Foothills Animal Shelter, as Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Senior animals (usually grouped as 7 years and older) are often overlooked when people are searching for the perfect pet to bring home, but adopting a senior animal has many benefits.

    What You See is What You Get:

    • With older animals, you know significant things from the start, including their personality and full-grown size.


    Easier to Train:

    • The enthusiastic puppy and energetic kitten can require much more care and training. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a senior pet’s maturity can often make for an easier transition.
    • Senior animals are usually already house broken and may already know how to behave well in a home setting.


    Ready to Enjoy the Easy Life:

    • Senior animals’ temperaments are typically calmer than a younger pet and they generally have a lower requirement for exercise.


    They Still Have a Lot of Love to Give:

    • Just because they may be older doesn’t mean they still don’t have a lot of companionship and love to give a family or person.
    • Finally, you will feel great about rescuing a wonderful pet that others might not want simply because of its age. Bringing a senior pet into your life can be an incredibly rewarding experience.


    November Adoption Special:

    To highlight our senior animals, Foothills Animal Shelter is offering discounted adoption fees for senior pets for the entire month of November.

    • What: Adoption fees for all dogs 7 years and older are $25. Adoptions for all cats 7 years and older are just $5, plus come with a free collar
    • When: November 1 – 30
    • Where: Foothills Animal Shelter (580 McIntyre Street, Golden, CO, 80401)
    • Note: The regular adoption process applies. All adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, a microchip and a free health check in their adoption fee.
    • More Info: www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org  



    About Foothills Animal Shelter
    The organization is a true resource for the pet community — including adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found, affordable spaying and neutering, vaccinations and microchipping. The open-admissions facility (that never turns any animal away) cares for over 9,500 orphaned pets each year. Visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org for more information or in person seven days a week at 580 McIntyre Street in Golden, 80401 (on the northwest corner of the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near 6th Avenue & Indiana).

    Foothills Animal Shelter

    November 1, 2016

    Last Updated: 11-1-2016