November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month

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The City of Calgary’s Animal Services is proud to feature their Seniors-for-Seniors adoption program during ‘adopt-a-senior-pet’ month. The program’s focus is to connect mature dogs and cats with owners who are 60 and over. Through this, a 60% adoption fee discount is offered to seniors when adopting a senior animal (age 7 or order).

Senior cats and dogs, while mature and well-socialized, are often overlooked by adopters because of their age. However, when well cared for, senior animals can be a source of love and companionship for many years to come. Ideally, the owner and pet will complement the lifestyle and pace of each other.

The program’s goal is to enrich the lives of both pets and people. The adopter can benefit from reduced loneliness, increased opportunities for exercise, socialization and companionship. Owning a pet also has added health benefits (such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol).

To inquire about adopting a senior pet, please visit www.calgary.ca/adoptapet.