This November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month at the Michigan Humane Society. These animals are just as loyal and full of love as their younger peers.

It’s no secret that puppies and kittens get a lot of attention when people are looking for a pet to adopt. Sadly, this leaves senior dogs and cats spending more time at the shelters than necessary.

However, adopting a senior pet is a great addition to your family. Animals in their twilight years provide plenty of benefits, including:

  • Constant supervision is rarely necessary compared to caring for and training puppies and kittens.
  • Senior pets are usually a lot calmer in the house and definitely not as mouthy like a puppy.
  • A lot of senior pets are already potty trained, which is very convenient.
  • Senior pets are fully grown so you won’t be caught off guard by unexpected growth spurts.
  • Senior dogs are a great option for college students who want a dog but don’t have the time to raise a puppy.

Thanks to the ASPCA and Subaru, all animals 7 years of age or older have their adoption fees waived November 1-10!

Of course senior pets have their own health needs as they age, including medication and managing their physical activity accordingly. Trust me, they’re worth it though. I had a 9-year-old black lab who was on a lot of medications, but I cherished every moment I had with him.

Check out some of the senior dogs and cats for adoption at the Michigan Humane Society animal shelters below during Adopt a Senior Pet Month.

Senior animals available for adoption at Michigan Humane Society

Adopt Coco during Adopt a Senior Pet Month at the Michigan Humane Society
Coco is a 10-year-old shepherd available for adoption at our Detroit animal shelter.

Erised is a cat available for adoption at the Michigan Humane Society.
Erised is a 10-year-old domestic medium hair available for adoption at our Westland Animal shelter.

Adopt Tommy during Adopt a Senior Pet Month at the Michigan Humane Society
Tommy is a 15-year-old domestic short hair available for adoption at our Westland animal shelter. Update: Tommy was adopted!

Snowfire is a cat up for adoption durin Adopt a Senior Pet Month.
Snow Fire is an 11-year-old domestic short hair available at our adoption center inside Petco in Sterling Heights. Update: Snow Fire was adopted!

It's Adopt a Senior Pet Month at Michigan Humane Society

Cuddles is a 12-year-old terrier available for adoption at our Westland animal shelter.

Adopt Rico during Adopt a Senior Pet Month at the Michigan Humane Society
Rico is a 10-year-old chihuahua available for adoption at our Westland animal shelter. Update: Rico was adopted!

Adopt Eddie during Adopt a Senior Pet Month at the Michigan Humane Society
Eddie is a 9-year-old domestic short hair available for adoption at our Detroit animal shelter.

See all of the animals available for adoption at the Michigan Humane Society on our Adopt a Pet section.

Photo credit: Michigan Humane Society