According to a survey done by PetFinder a few years ago, most hard-to-adopt shelter animals are made up of senior pets. Sitting in the shelters, senior pets don't seem as bubbly as younger pets, but there are many reasons to consider adopting a senior cat or dog.
1. They Already Know Their Manners
Unlike puppies who need to be taught manners, house-training and taught not to be destructive, most senior pets spent most of their lives living with a family and have learned these things. At some point they may have even been to obedience school.
Did you know that October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month? We believe one of the best ways to promote animal safety and protection is to teach children how to safely interact with animals. Pet-lovers and parents alike want children and pets to interact safely. But how do you teach a child to be gentle and respectful of animals? Here are our top tips:
1. Set a great example
One of the best ways we can teach children how to interact with animals is to set an example for them. Children are always watching and learning from adults and they will often mimic behavior they have seen. Set a good example for them by monitoring your own interactions with animals. This is a great way for children to learn how to be calm and gentle with animals, how to approach them and how to pet them.