Hope you’re having a great day! A few months ago I was taking our cats Mason and Cubby into the vet for a check-up and I saw the term “Senior” on their paperwork. I was definitely taken aback by it and immediately started counting back to determine their age. I remember when we first adopted them, back before we had kids, before we were married, when we moved into our first place together. Then it hit me, they are getting — older.
Mason and Cubby are now 9 years old. NINE. It’s crazy how time flies – isn’t it? This got me thinking about how there personalities have changed over the years. Cubby, who will always look like a kitten is a little more outgoing, but still is very selective about who she’ll come out around. On the other hand, Mason is all about everyone – but as she’s gotten older, she’s definitely more tired and now spends her days in the warmth of the sun that shines in through the window. It also got me thinking about Senior pets in general, and the fact that there are so many in shelters awaiting homes.
Rachael Ray thinks about this too, which is why she created Rachael’s Rescue. Rachael’s Rescue was created for all of the forgotten pets, the ones that don’t have the love that our Mason and Cubby have. 100$ of Rachael’s personal proceeds from the sale of Nutrish go toward food, medical supplies, and treatments for animals in need. I mean, how incredible is that?
Top 10 reasons to adopt a senior pet
- They need to feel loved.
- They deserve to live out the rest of their years comfortable, in a wonderful home, surrounded by people that love them.
- They’re more snuggly, well – in our case, both of our cats are way more down to snuggle now than they ever were!
- You’ll be doing a good thing, and that has to make you feel good.
- They’re already house broken/potty trained!
- They will already have developed a personality – so you’ll be able to see exactly what kind of fun your new pet can bring into your home.
- They’re not as hyper, they’re just ready to relax and enjoy your company!
- They may be trained, and less likely to scratch or chew furniture, etc.
- No need to puppy or kitten proof your home, they’re done with that phase!
- You’ll be their hero, giving them the relaxation and comfort of living out their last years in peace.
So, good reasons, huh? If you aren’t able to adopt a senior pet, you can still support them by supporting Nutrish! Not only will you be feeding your furry friends, you’ll also be giving back to many animals that need it.
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