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Nationwide Senior Pet Day: Celebrating senior animals

Aug. 3 is Nationwide Senior Pet Day, a day to have fun animals of all sizes and styles of their golden years. It’s additionally a day to mirror on the enjoyment that comes with dwelling and caring for our furry and feathered associates. And for the crew on the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, it’s a day to honour all of the wonderful adopters who’ve given a senior animal, like Rosie, a secure place to reside out their days. 

Rosie’s story 

Rosie was a senior canine between the age of eight to 10 who got here to the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre in February 20222 when her pet mother or father was not capable of take care of her. Rosie was chubby and required veterinary care to assist her reside her greatest life. She additionally wanted a loving household to help her throughout her senior years. 

Fortunately, the crew on the animal centre knew a senior couple who was seeking to present an older canine with a loving dwelling. After an preliminary meet and greet, the couple determined to foster Rosie to see how she settled in with the household. It was the right match!  

Rosie bonded immediately along with her adopter, Ellen, and is loving her new dwelling. She will get pampered with common grooming appointments and visits her new veterinarian who screens her weight reduction. We’re delighted to report that Rosie has misplaced ten kilos since being adopted and is feeling nice now that she is reaching a wholesome weight! 

“Everybody who meets Rosie falls in love along with her,” says Ellen. “She’s a candy lady who brings a lot pleasure. All people ought to have a Rosie.”  

Adopting a senior 

Senior companion animals come into the care of the Ontario SPCA for a lot of causes. Usually, that they had senior pet mother and father who might not care for his or her belove pets and entrust us with discovering them a brand new loving dwelling.  

Sadly, senior animals are sometimes essentially the most neglected on the adoption centre and sometimes have an extended keep earlier than discovering their endlessly dwelling. However we don’t quit on them. We all know the right match is on the market – we simply need to discover them! 

“Senior animals are simply as unbelievable and fulfilling as their youthful counterparts and should be cherished,” says Daybreak Lyons, Supervisor, Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre. “Nationwide Senior Pet Day is a day to have fun our older companions and showcase the numerous advantages of getting them in our lives.” 

It is very important discover an animal companion that’s suitable together with your life-style. Senior animals are typically much less lively, extra laid again, and sometimes housetrained. Not like puppies and kittens, they’ve already realized their manners via socialization and expertise, and normally require much less coaching.  

Study the advantages of adopting a senior animal companion and take the Meet Your Match Character Quiz to see if a senior companion is best for you. 

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