November is Adopt-A-Senior Pet month! Nationwide, rescues and shelters are celebrating the charms and perks of adopting a senior animal. Here at the Humane Society of Ventura County we believe that age is only a number. Senior dogs will stay in our care until we find a permanent home, foster, or hospice situation.
We believe in giving our senior friends a safe haven until they find their forever homes. We receive many senior animals who arrive at the shelter through no fault of their own. Seniors require special attention, often specific diets, medication, and veterinarian care. We monitor their behavior and both physical and mental health on a regular basis until a foster family or adopter is available to take them in.
We have many wonderful programs that benefit seniors at the HSVC. Our dedicated staff and volunteers pay special attention creating play groups and planning field trips. Recently, volunteer John Darling single handedly raised the funds to cover over 20 senior adoptions in honor of his senior dog Tinker, who recently passed away.
There are many reasons to adopt a senior animal! Besides saving a life, senior animals often already know the basics. They are more often then not housebroken and have mastered many social behaviors. Seniors make great pets for someone who may be looking for companionship but does not have the energy to take care of a younger dog.
If you are a senior yourself and thinking about adopting then we have the program for you! Though you can't put a price tag on love our senior to senior adoptions are discounted to $60. We hope that you will consider adopting a senior animal and truly make a difference in the lives of homeless senior animals!