#HillsTransformingLives: 5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet

This post is sponsored by Hill’s® Science Diet® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Adopt A Senior Pet Month and ‘Mission Adoptable’ Campaign, but Tamara Like Camera only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

We got Athena as a rescue dog and have now researched the amazing work of Hill's Science Diet. 5 reasons to adopt a senior pet! #ad #HillsTransformingLives

Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month?! What an important month this is!

We have found the greatest love in our dog Athena, and we are so thankful every day that we rescued her, and she rescued us too. We have incredible times with her in the garden, and with snuggling, and at our town’s wonderful and adventurous dog park. Our eight-year-old takes an active part in the dog’s care and training, and we hope for the same for our five-year-old eventually. We are now avid rescue pet owners and supporters. We took a chance on her and she took one on us.

We got Athena as a rescue dog and have now researched the amazing work of Hill's Science Diet. 5 reasons to adopt a senior pet! #ad #HillsTransformingLives

There are many reasons to adopt a senior pet, and to learn about the important role that proper nutrition plays in the health and overall well-being of senior pets. Nutrition, veterinary care and love all play a key part in helping to keep older pets active, healthy and happy. Senior dogs and senior cats have different nutritional requirements than their younger friends and that’s why selecting a specially formulated food like Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality can help address the needs of an older pet and help them to live their life to the fullest! Are you thinking of adopting an older dog or older cat?

Here are 5 reasons to adopt a senior pet:

1 – You just may save its life, since older dogs are more likely to be euthanized before younger dogs at crowded shelters.

2 – Senior dogs tend to be more mellow than younger dogs, and would love to nap and cuddle for most of the day!

3 – Senior dogs usually come to your home, already trained and with an understanding of at least basic commands.

4 – You can teach an old dog new tricks. Dogs can be trained at any age, and older dogs have better attention spans.

5 – Senior dogs have a tremendous amount of love to give, and will be your best friend for life.

We got Athena as a rescue dog and have now researched the amazing work of Hill's Science Diet. 5 reasons to adopt a senior pet! #ad #HillsTransformingLives

Dogs over 7 years and cats over 7 years will make incredible companions, snuggle buddies, workout partners and friends. An aging dog and an aging cat have a lot of gratitude for their rescuers, and will reward them with unwavering devotion. If you’re thinking of adopting a dog or a cat, consider adopting a senior/older dog or senior/older cat. You can help fight the effects of aging by trying Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality – specially designed for pets ages 7 and above.

Senior pets are often overlooked at shelters. That’s why Hill’s® Science Diet® began an exciting new partnership with Animal Planet to launch the “Mission Adoptable” web series. It was filmed in collaboration with the SPCA of Texas in Dallas and focuses on the plight of older shelter pets that face a difficult time getting adopted. You can watch the journeys of each senior pet, and it’s exciting! It’s even better to know you can help – by visiting shelters, watching the web series, and sharing information about it.

Stay connected!

There is so much more to say and read, and I encourage you to learn as much as I did!

To watch “Mission Adoptable”, click this link.

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To read the press release on the Animal Planet and Hill’s Pet Nutrition partnership, click this link.

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Watch “Mission Adoptable here and get inspired to visit a local shelter during this amazing month of November and consider adopting a senior pet. The videos are a MUST see. I must have watched them a dozen times. Two dozen!

Tell me about the senior pet in your life!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hill’s. The opinions and text are all mine.


#HillsTransformingLives: 5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet — 10 Comments

  1. Although we adopted a puppy back when we got Elsa, I appreciate the advice on adopting a senior pet. And if I ever decide to get another dog may take a better look at this now. Thanks 🙂

  2. Your Athena is such a good model! How do you get her to be still? Eddie is like a crazy muppet! We only adopt our dogs, and both times they were special needs ones at that. I love those happy senior adoption stories and this brand of food. Does a heart good!

  3. Our first foster dog was a senior at 10 years old. Silla was an owner surrender, at no fault of her own. They got two new young dogs and the three dogs didn’t get a long, so they decided to get rid of Silla 🙁 We fostered Silla for 5 months before finding her a home. I truly appreciate the people that can see past the age and realize that senior dogs have so much to offer!

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