by Photo courtesy of the San Diego Humane Society

November is Adopt-A-Senior-Pet-Month, which reminds people that older cats and dogs are in shelters and are waiting to be adopted. 

In honor of National Adopt a Senior Pet Month in November, San Diego Humane Society is reducing adoption fees for pets ages 7 years and older by 50% throughout the entire month. The SDHS’s promotion is sponsored by Purina. 

The nonprofit currently has more than 80 senior pets available for adoption, including dogs, cats, and pigs. 

“Senior pets have my vote because what you see is what you get,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president, and CEO, of the San Diego Humane Society. “There is so much less guessing when it comes to the personality, size, and involved the care of a senior pet. Best of all, you are making an incredible difference in their lives by giving them a home to live out their best years.”

The San Digo humane society shared the following reasons to adopt a senior pet: 

 * You can teach an old dog new tricks: Some senior pets are already trained and, even if they’re not — they tend to catch on faster and have an easier time focusing.

  * They adapt faster: Mature animals are likely to settle into a home more easily and quickly than younger pets, often due to past experiences living in houses among people or other pets.

  * What you see is what you get: Unlike adopting a puppy, you already know what a senior animal’s full size, personality, and required care will likely be. This makes it easier to pick an animal that is the right fit for you.

  * A little R&R: These sweet seniors usually have less energy, which makes them great additions to mellow, relaxed households looking for a cozy companion.

  * Unconditional gratitude: A senior pet will bring maturity and wisdom into your home. If you give a senior a chance they will thank you for the rest of their life!

San Diego Humane Society is open for walk-in adoptions Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at its campuses in Escondido, El Cajon, Oceanside, and San Diego. To view animals currently available for adoption, visit<>.

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