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Encinitas’ Rancho Coastal Humane Society is encouraging families to adopt elderly pets during Adopt a Senior Pet Month. File photo

Rancho Coastal suggests adopting older pets

ENCINITAS — Senior cats and dogs are frequently passed by in animal shelters in favor of kittens and puppies. Your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas is encouraging families to take time to meet all the pets available for adoption during Adopt a Senior Pet Month.

While some experts agree that a cats and dogs become seniors at age 6, it can vary depending on the breed, size, and the lifestyle of the individual pet.

There are lots of advantages to adopting a senior pet:

— You know what you’re getting.

— Training is usually easier.

  • Seniors pets are super loving, and it’s an honor to deserve their love.
  • Unlike kittens or puppies, it’s not a 24-7 job to adopt a senior pet.
  • Senior pets usually settle into their new homes more quickly.
  • Fewer messes.
  • You’re still making a lifetime commitment when you adopt a senior pet, but that pet’s lies 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!

At Rancho Coastal Humane Society adoption fees for senior dogs and cats are $75. Lots of people prefer to adopt more mature dogs and cats. When you decide to bring a new pet into your home and your heart, consider adopting a gently used, recycled, senior pet.

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 St.