Most of the time when someone decides to adopt a pet from a shelter, Humane Society, pet store, or pet adoption clinic, the first thing that comes to mind is which puppy or kitten will I go home with. But what about the dogs and cats that have reached that senior status, having already gone through many years of life and are already trained or set in their ways? These senior pets are most likely not chosen for adoption and remain in the hands of the shelter.
Thankfully, there are people out there who decided to make it their mission to help these senior pets get adopted and bring awareness to the public about just how great a companion a senior dog or cat can be. Judi Leonard of Milpitas, California, a 56 year old senior herself, is one of those individuals. A lifelong animal lover and owner of an adopted cat, Leonard was inspired last year when reading about Make a Difference Day and has taken it into her own hands to help senior dogs and cats.