On November 10, 2021

November is “Adopt a Senior Pet” month!

At RCHS, we love our senior pets, which is why we are so excited to share that November is Adopt a Senior Pet month. If you have been considering adding a new furry friend to your family, have you considered adopting an older dog or cat? Senior dogs and cats make wonderful pets. They are more likely to already be house-trained and don’t always require constant monitoring and training. They also tend to be more calm and mellow than younger animals. There may be some adjustments and training specific to your household for older animals. Like humans, they may be set in their ways, so let them adjust to their new forever home at their own pace. Prepare for your senior pet’s physical needs — this could mean committing to any known or potential medical needs or getting your home proofed and ready for their arrival (senior pets may not be as mobile as younger pets). To find out what senior animals are available for adoption, please call the RCHS Adoption Center at 802-483-6700, or visit rchsvt.org.

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