Handsome Senior Gentleman Seeks Love and a Lifelong Commitment

That’s how it might begin if we were writing his singles ad. Sunny, a Domestic Short Hair cat with a beautiful Buff coat, was 18-1/2 years old when he arrived at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Unfortunately, his family was moving and couldn’t take him along.

Even in an animal shelter with 61 years of pet adoption experience, RCHS staff knew finding a home for a nearly 19-year-old cat would be a challenge. His file said, “Sunny is a senior cat looking for a retirement home.”

Miracles happen. Two months and seven days after Sunny arrived, we found a loving home for Sunny and posted the good news on the RCHS Facebook page with this caption:

Awesome news!!

18-year-old is ADOPTED!! We’re so happy for this sweet old guy. His 19th birthday is in a few months and he’ll get to celebrate it in a real home with extra soft beds, fishy treats and lots of love.  Thank you, Michelle, for giving this deserving senior a wonderful home!

Three days later Michelle, his adopter, posted this:

“Sunny is doing wonderful!”

We love happy endings and, in Sunny’s case, new beginnings.

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Rancho Coastal Humane Society encourages you to meet all the pets available for adoption, not just the kittens and puppies. There are lots of advantages to adopting a senior pet:

  • You know what you’re getting.
  • They can be super loving. It’s an honor to earn their love.
  • They usually settle into their new homes more quickly.
  • You’re making a lifetime commitment, but less than with a kitten or puppy.
  • You can match a senior with your activity level.
  • When you adopt a senior pet…you’re a hero!

At Rancho Coastal Humane Society adoption fees for senior dogs and cats (7+) are only $75. When you decide to bring a new pet into your home and heart, please consider a gently used, recycled, senior pet. They have so much to give.

For more information call 760-753-6413 or go to SDPets.org. Better yet, meet them face to furry face at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Look into their eyes and ask, “Do you want to come home with me?”

Sunny living her best life!