No pet is too old for love! FAAS offers these reasons why adopting an adult might be the best option for you (information from the adopt-a-senior-pet website).
Housebreaking: Mature pets are generally housebroken or litter-box trained. Those that aren’t can usually be trained more quickly than younger pets.
Training: Mature dogs have a much longer attention span than puppies, which means they're easier and faster to teach.
Personality: Adult pets already have recognizable personality traits, so you'll be able to select one who is great with children, or likes lots of exercise, or is a couch potato. With an adult pet, what you see is what you get. Their personality is already developed, and you'll be able to spot the characteristics you're looking for. FAAS assesses the personality of each pet for adoption, and carefully matches you up with the right dog or cat for your lifestyle.
Mature Pets Are Instant Friends
Ask anybody who has adopted an adult dog or cat, and they'll swear their bond
with their rescued pal is as deep as they come. When you open your heart and
your home to an older dog or cat who needs help, they really do show their
appreciation for the rest of their life! No matter what circumstances brought them to the shelter, most older pets for adoption are exceptionally affectionate and attentive pets and extremely loyal companions.
When you adopt a mature dog or cat, you are doing the ultimate good deed and
giving a great pet a second chance for life.
Visit the Alameda Animal Shelter at 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda to find your new best friend. The shelter is open on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7p.m., and Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shelter is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, call 510-337-8565 or visit the FAAS website at alamedaanimalshelter.org.