Come Meet the Oldies But Goodies. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

Come Meet the Oldies But Goodies. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

We wish we had a dollar for every time we saw adopters walk right by the adult and senior pets on their way to meet the younger cats, rabbits and dogs. We would have a lot of dollars! Your Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) is encouraging families to take time to meet all the pets available for adoption during Adopt a Senior Pet Month.

Many experts agree that cats and dogs become seniors at age 6. At RCHS, we know from nearly 60 years of experience that it can vary depending on the breed, size and lifestyle of the pet. While it’s a great idea to adopt a pet of any age, there are many advantages to adopting a so-called “senior” pet:

  • You know what you’re getting.
  • Training is usually easier.
  • Senior pets are super loving.
  • Unlike kittens or puppies, it’s not a 24-7 job.
  • Senior pets usually settle into their new homes more quickly.
  • Fewer messes.
  • You’re still making a lifetime commitment, but that pet’s life probably isn’t going to be as long as a kitten or puppy.
  • You can match a senior with your activity level.
  • When you adopt a senior pet…you’re a hero!
  • Every day with a senior pet brings you a new blessing.

At Rancho Coastal Humane Society adoption fees for senior dogs and cats (age 7 or more) are only $75, versus $145 or more for puppies, kittens and adult pets.  If you are a senior (60 years or older), you can adopt a senior pet for free – the adoption fee is paid by a wonderful benefactor who wants to encourage other seniors to find their lifetime companions!

When you decide to bring a new pet into your home and your heart, please consider adopting a gently used, recycled, senior pet. They have so much to give!

For more information about pet adoption call 760-753-6413 or log on to

Better yet, come meet them face-to-furry-face at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Look into their soulful eyes and ask, “Do you want to come home with me?”