Find an old friend during National Adopt a Senior Pet Month – savannahnow.com

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. At Maranatha Farm, we take in senior animals that would normally not even be offered for adoption at many public shelters. Senior dogs and cats offer many advantages over puppies and kittens, foremost among them the fact they are already housetrained, more resistant to disease and have a lower requirement for exercise.

The animal’s size, color and personality is already established, so there will be no surprises when it grows up. Senior dogs require fewer chew toys and senior cats are less likely to damage curtains or furniture.

Puppies and kittens can fall prey to illness and parasites the same as human babies until their immune systems become developed.

At Maranatha Farm we have a dozen senior dogs and seven senior cats awaiting adoption. For adopters who are retired, our Seniors for Seniors Program covers all medical needs for the chosen animal for the rest of its life, as well as no adoption fee.

If the selection at Maranatha Farm does not suit a senior adopter, healthy senior animals spotted at Jasper Animal Rescue Mission in Ridgeland can be transferred to us and incorporated into our program.

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