There seems to always be an overflow of pets, especially dogs and cats in humane societies and animal shelters. All pets need homes and love from potential human owners, but adult animals are often overlooked in favor of younger kittens or puppies. These adult pets need someone attentive and loving to care for them in their last few years, and are typically low maintenance and make great cuddly companions.
Smaller pets are great if you’re looking for a furry friend who won’t take up too much space, and is easy to take for walks and fit into a carrier or kennel. There are many more benefits when it comes to adopting an older, smaller animal, such as:
Physical health: Adopting a senior dog or cat will allow both you and the animal to get more physical exercise. Taking a small dog for a walk once or twice a day is a great way to fulfill your pet’s needs, but also helps your own physical health. Dogs in particular need to be walked and exposed to the outdoors, so having a small companion asking to go for a walk is an easy excuse to get up and go outside for a few minutes each day.
Mental health: Having something or someone to care for is important, and having a small, adult pet is the perfect example. This furry companion will count on you to feed it and take it for walks, but otherwise will provide you with love and affection to make your days and nights better. Having a pet is wonderful because you both will rely on one another and become true friends and companions.
Pet friendly environment: Southgate at Shrewsbury is a pet friendly establishment, and we encourage residents to own pets if they desire. When you adopt a new pet, you may even make a friend among fellow residents who also care for animals. This is a great way to bond with other people and socialize both you and the pet.
If you’re looking to add a new addition to your living space, consider adopting a senior animal. These low maintenance adult pets need care just as much as younger pets, and would love for your home to become theirs. When choosing a pet to adopt, consider your own needs as well, and make the decision to adopt an animal that is right for you and your life as a resident of Southgate at Shrewsbury.