November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The month of November is dedicated to helping older cats and dogs find loving forever homes.
Adopt a Senior Pet Month reminds people of older pets that are in shelters waiting to be adopted too.
“There are lots of benefits,” Dane Co. Humane Society’s Public Relations Coordinator Lisa Bernard said. “Biggest benefit of all is that they’re still lovable and they love to give love and they love to receive love.”
Bernard said it depends on the person and what they’re looking for in a new addition to your family.
“If you want a pet that’s got a lot of energy and you have to put a little more work into train them, a kitten or a puppy may be more your route,” she said. “But if you’re feeling like you’re done with all of that and you just want someone who might be a little more easy-going and hey we’ve already been through all of this training, let’s have someone who knows a few things already. Maybe the senior route is your better bet then.”
There are currently three senior cats available for adoption at the Dane County Humane Society in Madison. Adoption information can be found here.
Senior dogs available for adoption at DCHS are $100. Cats are $10 unless their adoption fee has been covered by a donor.
Adoptable pets throughout southern Wisconsin can be found here:
- Rock County: Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, Friends of Noah-WI
- Iowa County: Iowa County Humane Society
- Jefferson County: Humane Society of Jefferson County
- Sauk County: Sauk County Humane Society
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